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Apple releases a mixed bag of updates for the Vision Pro

by on11 June 2024

Still not worth the $3,500  price

Fruity Cargo Cult Apple has just unveiled VisionOS 2 for its Vision Pro spatial computing headset, which it claims brings new features and enhancements to the overpriced and poorly selling device.

One of the key updates is the introduction of an ultrawide virtual display that can connect a Vision Pro headset to a Mac, creating a dual 4K-equivalent curved ultrawide display. However, it's important to note that the current virtual display feature only manages a single up-to-5K display, which might not be the game-changer Apple is hyping.

At launch, the Vision Pro worked with trackpads but bizarrely left out mouse support. Now, they’re adding it. You can use a mouse within a mirrored display on the Vision Pro, but not outside of that screen—say, on an iPad or Vision Pro app.

The new update allows you to convert any image in the Photos app to a spatial one. This is great, but is this a groundbreaking feature or just a fancy filter?

Apparently, VisionOS 2 expands the Vision Pro’s travel mode beyond aeroplanes. Because nothing says “needing immersive spatial experience” like a crowded commuter train.

Apple has made changes to its SharePlay and Immersive Content. SharePlay is coming to the VisionOS Photos app, allowing you to share the app with other Vision Pro owners using Spatial Personas—if you can find any.

 Canon is releasing a new spatial lens for the EOS R7, specifically designed for creating content for the Vision Pro. But the Vision Pro's content issue has been present since day one, and it will take a long time to fix. Smart money is on Apple losing interest in the product.

Last modified on 11 June 2024
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