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On this week's episode of The MacRumors Show, Snazzy Labs' Quinn Nelson joins us to talk about the first week using Apple's long-awaited Vision Pro headset.

Now that they each have one, Quinn and Dan discuss whether the Vision Pro meets their expectations. A significant portion of our dialogue is dedicated to the technical aspects of the Vision Pro, including its display quality, brightness, and the challenges users might face with hand gestures and text selection. The conversation progresses to evaluate the device's text sharpness, its implications for productivity, and how comfortable it feels with the two headband options.

An interesting part of our discussion compares the Vision Pro with other VR headsets in the market. We highlight the distinct features of the Vision Pro that set it apart, especially its distortion correction capabilities and suitability for productivity tasks, contrasting it with the Meta Quest's gaming prowess. We also explore the potential for third-party headbands, future customization, and design possibilities, emphasizing Apple's unique position in the VR landscape and its differing approach from rivals.

We ponder the coexistence of Apple and Meta within the VR space, acknowledging the competition but also recognizing the distinctive strengths and target audiences each company caters to. This leads to a broader discussion about the challenges current VR headsets face, such as eye strain, and the optimistic outlook for technological improvements over time that could mitigate these issues.

A considerable part of our discussion tackles the technicalities and challenges surrounding Personas and face scanning with the Vision Pro, including the influence of factors like face shape, hair, and lighting conditions on the accuracy of these features. Quinn also shares insights on the integration of iPad apps with the Vision Pro, highlighting how this has transformed his workflow in certain instances and the potential it unlocks for productivity.

Despite the mix of frustrations and amazement the Vision Pro has brought, we come to a consensus acknowledging the exciting possibilities the device offers for the future of VR and productivity, considering whether or not we would recommend Apple's headset to others.

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Take Flight

macrumors regular
May 18, 2011
Honest question, was the article written by AI through a summary of the transcript or human? Not at all trying to imply anything, simply interested in process.
Thought same thing lol. Now we don’t have to watch/listen to the podcast.
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macrumors G3
Nov 9, 2015
Silicon Valley, CA
Its good you getting raw opinions of the real usage now. It’s not perfect for sure. The text selection comparison is a great start of the discussion. Doing precise text changes is not easy. This is now being confirmed with this eye and fingers control. This is worth watching for the amount of information it yields beyond demos.
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macrumors member
Jun 14, 2022
I do not own one.
If you have one, enjoy.
I think I got the use case, at least the recent one. TV replacement. Tiny tiny battery endurance, oh of course “i am not going to wear this two hours straight” answer. Because battery is not hot-swap capable some say and laugh. Both situations have negligible impact. Even that laughter. I can fell asleep comfortably with my mac turned on. Otherwise why would I start watching ? Have you heard that “future” is mentioned ? Does it mean device is not finished ? It must be, so I say not. Its ready. For what ? Lets wait and see the next one. Mighty heavens havent I heard that somewhere before ? Is history repeating itself ? Sometimes.
Am I living in an apple loop ? Or in Milan ? Oh thats what I wanted to say next apple watch ultra might get better display. Is that “happiness in life brought by technology” ? But why only new technology ? Did concrete become obsolete ? No, its solid. Solid as a bet that progress is unstoppable. Thats why some blind people may see again. Thanks to cameras. Rest of us have glasses. Those happy ones living trough the newest have vision pro. I mean glasses. Well, they look nice and seetrough looks even better. Sais my friend who created guest account for me. Be my guest I guess. At least thanks that the battery is not glued to the motherboard. Jerrys garden will be happy. Man I love his teardown videos. But please no politics. See you soon. 20 years on another loop of “First never unboxed Apple Vision Pro auctioned for 15000$”. Oh and by the way I like reading mac rumors and like funny comments. Human sais beep beep.
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macrumors 65816
Apr 19, 2015
I think it still looks ridiculous… dont get me wrong, its amazing tech and im really excited to see what comes in the next few years as they optimize and refine it…

But i think the way the device looks at the moment… i think it looks atrocious. I just really dislike the scuba mask look… and there are even scuba masks that are high end that put this look to shame 😂

I think its one of their first gen products that looks a bit too round and bulbous… i remember when iPhone came out and i didn't really like the look of it until iPhone 4 came out… it was at iPhone 4 that it looked like a stylish, refined and serious device.

I really hope in 2 to 3 years they really reduce its weight, size and make the design a lot more serious.


macrumors 6502
Apr 19, 2010
If Apple released an actual piece of 💩 to wear on your face, you'd see all these influencers wearing it everywhere they go, praising it, claiming that it's the best thing since sliced bread. I read absolutely no honest reviews. Nobody talked about how stupid it looks, how pointless it is, or how a tv/computer/phone/tablet is better in every way.


macrumors 601
Jun 8, 2017
My question is: when will the first helium filled headband weight mitigation device be rolled out?
Floated out, you mean. Unfortunately, at approximately 18 cubic feet to compensate the AVP’s weight, it won’t fit through most people’s doors. Even fitting it below a normal ceiling might be a bit of a challenge.

PBG4 Dude

macrumors 601
Jul 6, 2007
I dont want to watch a video. Is there an article that i can read.
This site purports to transcribe any YouTube video. Based on a quick search, there are many sites like this, just grabbed this one as an example.



macrumors 6502
Feb 13, 2012
Ottawa, Ontario
If Apple released an actual piece of 💩 to wear on your face, you'd see all these influencers wearing it everywhere they go, praising it, claiming that it's the best thing since sliced bread. I read absolutely no honest reviews. Nobody talked about how stupid it looks, how pointless it is, or how a tv/computer/phone/tablet is better in every way.
The fact that their opinions differ from yours does not make them dishonest.

Case in point: I don't find it looks stupid, I don't find it to be pointless at all, and I don't agree that a tv/computer/phone/tablet are better in every way (some, sure, but not all). Those are honest statements.

Again, people can have differing opinions from yours and not be dishonest - or even wrong.
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