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Apple introduces a new era of spatial computing with its ‘mixed reality’ headset.

The Apple Vision Pro ‘mixed reality’ headset is a spatial computer that integrates digital media into the real world in which physical inputs, such as gestures, eye tracking and voice input, can be used to interact with the system. Featuring visionOS, the world’s first spatial operating system, Vision Pro enables users to interact with digital content in a way that feels like it is physically present in their space.

The hands-free headset flows from a laminated glass screen into an aluminium frame that wraps around the face, blocking out light thanks to a tight seal. The Vision Pro design features an ultra-high-resolution display system that ensures every experience feels like it’s taking place in front of the user’s eyes in real time.

The $3 499 (about R64 000) headset includes a feature called EyeSight, which Apple describes as an ‘innovation that helps users stay connected with those around them’ while they connect to the digital world. This mode enables the wearer to see other people around them, as well as revealing their eyes to people who may approach them.

Vision Pro is targeting movie-lovers and gamers with its ability to ‘transform any space into a personal movie theatre’ with a screen that feels as large as 30 metres wide and can screen 3D movies. And spatial computing makes new types of games possible, with the ability to immerse and bring gamers into new worlds.

Vision Pro is also Apple’s first 3D camera that enables users to capture spatial photos and videos with immersive spatial audio.

‘Today marks the beginning of a new era for computing,’ said Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple. ‘Just as the Mac introduced us to personal computing, and iPhone introduced us to mobile computing, Apple Vision Pro introduces us to spatial computing. It unlocks incredible experiences for our users and exciting new opportunities for our developers.’

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