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Using the Apple Vision Pro

Vision Pro at Apple Park There are a few Apple Vision Pro headsets out in the wild, and recently we got a chance to use one of them. Here’s what we thought. I’ve known this day was coming for a long time. Rumors have been floating around about this headset for about five years. ARKit…

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Alchemy is a circular tech company using its ties to Apple to help reduce e-waste

Apple’s iPhone recycling robot, Daisy E-waste is a major issue across the globe, and one company based out of Ireland with direct ties with Apple is aiming to mitigate some of that impact. Here’s how. Apple has its own goals for trying to reduce its impact on the environment, including the iPhone recycling robot Daisy,…

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Apple considered VR controllers for Vision Pro, but didn’t like it

Apple Vision Pro Early in the Apple Vision Pro development cycle, the company toyed with bespoke VR controllers for the headset, but ultimately decided that eye and finger tracking with cameras was the way to go. At some point in early development, Apple reportedly company considered a device like a smart ring to control the…

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Apple needs to sell a VR headset to people who hate VR headsets

Apple’s announcement of the Vision Pro mixed-reality headset at WWDC 2023 on Monday was an impressive affair in many ways, from the slick design and obvious tech chops of the device itself to the high production values of the video showing them off. But the best performance of the night may have been the presenters’…

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Meta Quest Pro headset review: Meta’s most impressive VR headset (and the one Apple has to beat)

The Meta Quest Pro is one of the best standalone VR headsets out there and is therefore the biggest competitor to upcoming Apple Reality Pro VR headset expected to be revealed next month. Its performance is great, its software library is second to none, and while the Quest Pro’s design isn’t perfect it solves the…

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Apple VR was going to look very different – and it still could in a few years time

Tim Cook originally didn’t want the Apple VR headset to look like a traditional VR unit. Instead, Cook wanted something a little closer to Google Glass —a pair of smart glasses that sit comfortably on the face, and don’t obstruct a user’s sight. Something for everyday use, not something that requires you to be rooted…

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Would you wear Apple VR to a party? Nope, didn’t think so — so why does Apple think you will?

Have you ever been to a silent disco? I have. They’re part fun, part haunting room of squeaking shoes and the occasional silent sing-along. The idea is a simple one – everyone gets a pair of headphones and they can choose to listen to the music of one of a range of DJs, and enjoy…

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Apple VR/AR headset: What to know about Reality Pro

We’re just weeks away from Apple’s WWDC 2023, which will take place on June 5 — and carry “one more thing.” This year, we expect Apple to unveil its brand-new virtual reality headset to the world for the first time.The rumor mill is grinding up to full speed amid reports that the Apple VR Reality…

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Apple VR and Freeform are a match made in heaven

I’ve been a big fan of Freeform since it debuted in December 2022. First announced at WWDC 2022, it was Apple’s way of building on its theme of productivity that iOS 15 and 16 brought previously, such as widgets and Focus. But the more I’ve used it, the more I’m convinced that it was also…

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Apple’s Reality Pro headset explained: What do AR, VR, and MR mean?

Apple’s about to unleash its most important new product in a decade. Reality Pro, as it is rumored to be called, will be a VR headset like none other. No, I mean an AR headset. Wait, make that an MR headset with a dial to switch between AR and VR at will… Despite years of…

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