I simply walked out of an extended demo session with Apple’s new $3,499 Imaginative and prescient Professional headset, which the corporate introduced at WWDC 2023 as “the world’s most superior client electronics system.” It’s… a very very nice VR headset with spectacular shows and video passthrough. And I imply extremely spectacular shows and video passthrough: I used to be fortunately utilizing my telephone to take notes whereas sporting the Imaginative and prescient Professional, one thing no different headset can realistically enable.
That mentioned, whereas Apple would clearly choose that individuals consider the Imaginative and prescient Professional as a “highly effective spatial laptop” or an augmented actuality system, there’s actually no getting across the important VR headset nature of the factor, right down to the adjustable headstraps which positively tousled my hair. It appears to be like, feels, and behaves like a VR headset. For those who’ve used a Meta Quest, simply think about the very best Meta Quest operating one thing very very like iPadOS, and also you’ll get it.