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triton100

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Dec 15, 2010
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The costs of piano lessons over years to learn up to grade 8 really mount up.

If there is an advanced highly intuitive and realistic piano tutoring app, I'm buying one.

The same with drumming and potentially more instruments. This sector is going to be wild when it matures.

It will save thousands and might potentially be more fun to learn.

For me that is one of the killer apps.

The second killer feature is ringside seats at boxing matches, front row at concerts and sports matches.

If apple strikes deals with the entertainment and sports industry the AVPs will literally fly off the shelves.

Third killer app is high resolution monitor screens

All of these features also save money as outlined above, rendering the high cost much less of a factor. People are being so short sighted.

And then there will be the countless other new apps and uses that we haven't even begun to imagine that will come along.

I don't see how there's no way that even at these high prices AVP is not going to be another iPhone moment.
 
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MockT

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Jan 21, 2024
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I tried piano lessons with the Q3. Nothing but a gimmick. Learning the piano is most relaxing as an analogue meditation on printed notes - not a high performance problem to be solved by AR.

Live sports - agree but years away from appropriate capture in large stadiums and the sports I care about. (UEFA Champion's League.)

High resolution monitor screens have been with us for decades and are dirt cheap at this point - no.
 

CodeSpyder

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Jun 23, 2010
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I’ve heard that the deal with the NFL for Sunday Ticket fell through because Apple wanted the right to display it on new technologies. I’m thinking it was AVP. The NFL rejected that.
 

MockT

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I’ve heard that the deal with the NFL for Sunday Ticket fell through because Apple wanted the right to display it on new technologies. I’m thinking it was AVP. The NFL rejected that.
Most likely not the whole story but still puzzling why NFL would be against that. Are they seriously concerned it would start emptying the physical stadiums? That would be funny.
 

tacoshell

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Oct 9, 2008
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Facebook put cameras on the court for the Oculus Go for the NCAA tournament like 5 or 6 years ago. I was really excited because I had one then it turned out they were selling “tickets” for it for like 20 bucks a game. Yeah, no. I never heard about anyone doing anything like that since.
 
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boss.king

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The costs of piano lessons over years to learn up to grade 8 really mount up.

If there is an advanced highly intuitive and realistic piano tutoring app, I'm buying one.

The same with drumming and potentially more instruments. This sector is going to be wild when it matures.

It will save thousands and might potentially be more fun to learn.

For me that is one of the killer apps.

The second killer feature is ringside seats at boxing matches, front row at concerts and sports matches.

If apple strikes deals with the entertainment and sports industry the AVPs will literally fly off the shelves.

Third killer app is high resolution monitor screens

All of these features also save money as outlined above, rendering the high cost much less of a factor. People are being so short sighted.

And then there will be the countless other new apps and uses that we haven't even begun to imagine that will come along.

I don't see how there's no way that even at these high prices AVP is not going to be another iPhone moment.
All these things are going to be
a) worse than the original. Playing piano with half a kilo of computer strapped to your face is going to get old fast, plus you'll miss out on the valuable human aspect of learning. And due to the nature of loud, brightly lit events, I doubt virtual front row seats would be all that good.
b) expensive. Even setting aside the steep price of the headset (or headsets, if you don't want to do all of these things completely alone), all of the things you mention are going to be pricey subscriptions. Not as much as attending an event in person, but way more than a standard stream.

These are all things we've heard or seen before with other VR headsets, and I don't see what twist Apple is going to put on it to make it fundamentally different. These are the same pipe dreams we've heard from VR enthusiasts for like a decade.
 

klasma

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The most important part of piano lessons is your teacher telling you how your posture and fingering is wrong and how to do it right. Also nuance and dynamics in how you play, pedaling and so on. I don’t see this being replaceable by a computing device anytime soon.
 
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