This post is by Om Malik from On my Om

a pair of virtual glasses on a green and blue background
Photo by Igor Omilaev on Unsplash

Apple Vision Pro reviews have started to roll in — and depending on who you read, the consensus vacillates between amazing and work in progress. In most cases, they reflect some version of reality. If one is looking for faults with Apple’s face computer, then one will find them. And if you are looking at what it represents, you are going to be excited. I am in the ‘camp’ of the amazed, though I am not blinded by the challenges that await Vision Pro in the real world.

The Verge’s Nilay Patel sums up the challenge of Vision Pro, writing:
The technology to build a true optical AR display that works well enough to replace an everyday computer just isn’t there yet. The Magic Leap 2 is an optical AR headset that’s cheaper and smaller than the Vision Pro, but it’s plagued by compromises in field of view and image quality that most people would never accept. So Apple’s settled for building a headset with real-time video passthrough — it is the defining tradeoff of the Vision Pro. It is a VR headset masquerading as an AR headset. And let me tell you: the video passthrough on the Vision Pro is really good. It works! It’s convincing. You put the headset on, the display comes on, and you’re right back where you were, only with a bunch of visionOS windows floating around.
Let’s get on with the cons: The Verge points out problems like (Read more…)