Apple introduced Apple Vision Pro, a spatial computer that combines digital content with the physical world while allowing users to be present and connected with others.
Vision Pro allows users to interact with digital content in a way that creates the feeling that it is physically present in their space. Vision Pro’s breakthrough design incorporates an ultra-high resolution display system that features 23 million pixels across two displays, and Apple’s custom silicon in a unique dual-chip design to ensure every experience feels like it’s happening in front of the user’s eyes in real time.
“Today marks the beginning of a new era for computing. Just as the Mac introduced us to personal computing, and iPhone introduced us to mobile computing, Apple Vision Pro introduces us to spatial computing”,
said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO.
“Creating our first spatial computer required invention across nearly every facet of the system. Through a tight integration of hardware and software, we designed a standalone spatial computer in a compact wearable form factor that is the most advanced personal electronics device ever.”,
said Mike Rockwell, Apple’s vice president of the Technology Development Group.
Apple Vision Pro is changing the way users interact with their favorite apps, capture and relive memories, enjoy TV shows and movies, and connect with others on FaceTime.
Spatial computing makes new types of games possible with titles that can span a spectrum of immersion and bring gamers into all-new worlds. Users can also play over 100 Apple Arcade games on a screen as large as they want, with incredible immersive audio and support for popular game controllers.
A user’s world can transcend the size of a physical room with landscapes that can help them focus or reduce clutter in busy spaces. A twist of the digital crown allows the user to control how present or immersed they are in the environment.
One of the most interesting features is Optic ID is a new secure authentication system that analyzes a user’s iris under various invisible LED light exposures, and then compares it to the enrolled Optic ID data that is protected by the Secure Enclave to instantly unlock Apple Vision Pro. A user’s Optic ID data is fully encrypted, is not accessible to apps, and never leaves their device, meaning it is not stored on Apple servers.
Where a user looks stays private while navigating Apple Vision Pro, and eye tracking information is not shared with Apple, third-party apps, or websites. Additionally, data from the camera and other sensors is processed at the system level, so individual apps do not need to see a user’s surroundings to enable spatial experiences. EyeSight also includes a visual indicator that makes it clear to others when a user is capturing a spatial photo or video.