It's too early

It's too early

The idea of an augmented reality computer stuck to your face is cool as hell, but it's way too fricking early. This is the equivalent of the Virtual Boy to VR gaming. In twenty years someone else will come along and release a pair of sunglasses that do everything this thing does and more, and it'll be the biggest thing since the first personal computers. Apple was tired of not being a part of the VR market share and forced it out, they should have waited.

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >The idea of an augmented reality computer stuck to your face is cool as hell
    Practically it doesn't solve any problems you can solve with already existing portable devices. If anything it creates more friction by taking away reliable inputs such as keyboard, mouse or touch interface.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it solves the problem of having to hold the devices in your hands, moron

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah and this dumbass took 20x as long to answer a text than he would have taken if he just took his phone out.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        at least one hand still has to be empty in order to type properly anyway, so what advantage does that serve?

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          dont even bother with that idiot

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It can react to what you're seeing. Hence the term augmented reality. Way better and safer than holding a camera up.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i just want a metaverse
    a good one

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      not possible, it would have to be profitable, thus not good.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Oh ye of little faith.
        If someone made something as fun as WoW was back in the day and it became a social phenomenon people would hose money at them.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It just has to be FOSS and decentralized.
        If it's centralized, regulated and owned by any single corporation, it is not, in fact, a "metaverse" in the true sense, despite what companies like Meta like to tell you.
        The closest thing that exists is in fact something that has existed for a long time - JanusVR. It's not really being actively developed and support for actual VR hardware leaves something to be desired but it technically works and has all the features of a "true" metaverse. It's effectively the 3D equivalent of WWW and HTML.
        That's a metaverse. Facebook's shitty VRChat wannabe is not.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Soon we will get genshin anime worlds in VR bro

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The internet does everything the metaverse does, except its 2d

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Google Glass was true AR nearly a decade ago
    Apple Vision Pro is just VR with AR bolted on to it

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      We didn't know what we had.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      We didn't know what we had.

      Google Glass is the inevitable form factor as AR headsets shed their mass and become not only smaller but publicly imperceptible.

      It would not be unwise for Google to bring back Glass in some form, perhaps compatible with (or outright using) WearOS.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I dont want to stick anything to my face, even in sunglasses form

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What if it cost $200 dollars and completely replaced your wall of 4k monitors
      Have you thought this through?

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >augmented reality
    The apple pro is a VR headset were the desktop wallpaper is passthrough
    There is no reality augmenting other than like... the keyboard preview

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's more or less the correct time.
    All the corpo stuff just sucks and the "close enough" proprietary solutions have stalled demand for open standards that would rapidly advance what is already extant in a race to the bottom.
    >sunglasses
    It will always involve some kind of head harness as long as it's an external solution.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I think they know this. That's why it's so expensive (kinda,) why many things are beta tier or simply absent, why they predict low sales. Ignore the marketing, fanfare, and press speak, no matter what execs tell you, it's a public devkit of sorts with many compromises and incomplete implementation.
    I doubt they even actually want a headset, but it's possibly all the engineering team could make work in current year.
    Actual VR/AR enthusiasts (aka: people who accept all the compromises, buy this stuff and use for several hours a week instead of game consoles) will obviously just use the Quest, whereas Apple is hoping they can work out a lot of the typical and product-specific kinks to come around to something the average person will want to actively use over anything current within five, ten, fifteen years.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's pretty much just a dev-kit for actual AR glasses.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yep. A glorified tech-demo to get developers interested, and get feedback for the next product.
      It needs better batteries, and hardware with better performance/watt to really work well, but the only way they'll be ready when that happens is to start now.

      Kind of like if you look back, Valve started work on the Steam Deck in 2013.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Kind of like if you look back, Valve started work on the Steam Deck in 2013.
        and that got them nowhere

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nothing wrong with starting early
    It's obviously not priced at anyone except crazy early adopters, they will shit 5-7 more of these out before they genuinely aim at the broad consumer market and in the meantime they get a whole bunch of cash out of it and all the data they ever desired to make it into a more mature form.
    The iPad pro is the same concept, they tried to push it as a computer solution a while back; they're testing the waters with it and I bet your ass the day every program and application runs smoothly on Apple silicon iPadOS will morph into some kind of MacOS/iPadOS chimera hybrid
    This isn't some kind of deep cut knowledge either, it's very obvious what they are doing and it's how Apple have operated for the last two decades.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Nothing wrong with starting early
      dude i was using VR headsets in the mid 90s, literally. Its 2024

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah, and it was early then too. Anything before it's time is early. 3D TVs, they've tried that push twice in the last decade, flops. EV's depending on where you live can be considered a bit ahead of their time. Some things are past their time, like QWERTY on portable devices.
        My point was that Apple want to play in that arena, if they somehow manage to hit a home run with an obviously overpriced and feature incomplete device then so be it. From a development standpoint they're just putting a dog in the fight.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          there is no point to VR, no killer app, and there wont be. No reason to own one other than for fashion, like the apple watch

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I don't know if it needs a killer app to catch on. People have disposable income and Apple diehards are largely pretty stupid customers. I can imagine a world four to six years down the line where the headset is just a pair of glasses and women take pictures of their coffee by tapping the crown on their apple watch. It's not a future I give a frick about, but it's pretty easy to picture.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            like i said,

            > No reason to own one other than for fashion

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Fashion is a sufficient reason for a lot of things to people who go outside. This is slightly better than that, because this version of the product at least is clearly aimed at people who don't even know what to do inside.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            just like diamond rings, am i right?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Diamond rings, Rolex watches, the latest Jordan 1 collab, an Erewhon tote bag, Stanley Cups, SRT Hellcat, ((Designer)) frames for your glasses, regularly getting a haircut..

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            all useless fashion statements that havent changed or evolved since the dawn of time

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            if you watched the SadlyItsBradley video for the Vision Pro where he was filming though the VP and discussing it and he got a question in the chat from one of his reviewers that he read out loud about 40 minutes in. It said :
            >Brad, you have 4 headsets, this one VP doesn't seem or do anything different then all the rest

            his response? Yeah, and?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            quod erat demonstrandum

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            he's the guru on vr devices, he's like "the headset guy"

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            no one except fat nerds in San Jose are gonna wear this shit as "fashion," and Black folk are too stupid to know how to use it

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            This iteration obviously is not fashionable. But the obvious endgame to all VR/AR is unobtrusive lenses on your face disguised as spectacles, how much do you want to bet me that if they could pack Apple Vision or whatever the frick they call the OS into a pair of Ray Bans or Oakleys there would not be a queue at the Apple Store.
            As for Black folk being stupid, that is Apple's prime demographic, there are people of voting age who don't know how to transfer a file to their computer without using AirDrop

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            There is also no point to tablets.
            They are just laptops you have to hold in your hands because they lack a stand.

            But people are stupid and will consoom.

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Are iPads comfy? I really want to buy one, but I’m miserly with my money.

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Questies seething because they just discovered their headset is shit vs the competition

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Everyone is acting like this thing is revolutionary and apple came up with an idea no one has ever thought of before. It's just a super supe'd up meta quest 3. Those xreal glasses were already going down this route, apple just threw more money at it.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      just use your existing laptop, desktop, and phone. You dont need screens all around you and wearing a magneto helmet

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    god imagine lenses of these tings embedded into your eyes and a third of your vision's filled with ads

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Basically this.

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  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Are you retatded? You'll never get those VR sunglasses if a big company like Apple doesn't release early versions like this.
    The technology cannot develop otherwise.

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Its huge, our boy confirms.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you can feel from awkward body language how insecure this moron is

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's cool as hell. I'll get one after a few versions, maybe in 5 years.

  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Give me smart contact lenses

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Elon can just beam a display port signal directly to your brain

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Display port isn't a signal. It's a port

  18. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >It's too early
    It is. AR will be popular when brain-machine interfaces will become a norm. Then you can just separate rendering device from your computation device. You would just wear contact lenses that would project image on your retina, and it would talk to a computation device (like your phone) through a BMI. Then, eventually you would ditch the lenses and stream directly to your visual cortex (but this is potentially dangerous thing, so might never happen).

  19. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >The idea of an augmented reality computer stuck to your face is cool as hell
    have a nice day NOW

  20. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    We should stop calling it augmented reality.
    It detracts from reality, so diminished reality is a more apt description.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >t.

  21. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >first invented in 1874
    >still unmatched and undefeated

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      imagine dropping one of these on the head of an icuck

  22. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >It's too early
    Apple knows. They're just getting their foot in the door. And the "it's so expensive" whining only adds to the brand at this point.
    In a few years expect cool ray ban style form factor at just the right middle class price point, and normies will lap it up.

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