Apple took its time getting into mixed reality/spatial computing/putting screens on your face. But finally, the Vision Pro is here. Do you need it? Probably not. Will this change the world in one year? Probably not. Is it aimed at developers, wealthy Apple enthusiasts, and influencers, in the hopes that it will pay content dividends? Yeah.
It also has incredibly sharp and vibrant displays, the best augmented reality experiences we've ever tried, and Apple's knack for intuitive controls and navigation. It's still early and if you bought the first iPhone or Apple Watch, you know how it goes. App selections are limited and battery life isn't great, but the biggest question remains: Is this the future of computing? Maybe? You should read Devindra Hardawar's full review, here.
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