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pendragon1984

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Okay, listen, I respect the work that went into this. I can also respect this is a kind of beta hardware for something that might be practical one day in the future. Apple can totally afford to play around with ideas. So, I'm not knocking them for working on this.

However, let's be honest. How many people want to wear this thing on their head instead of watching their 65" OLED TV (or bigger for the price of this thing)? Who wants to take this on a trip instead of a trusty MacBook Pro that has 16 hours of battery life? Who wants to use this thing to write forum posts? Who wants to use this thing to do much of anything? Not me.

In fact there is only one thing I can see this being useful for given the battery life, but they aren't going to market it for that.
 
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Seanm87

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Oct 10, 2014
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Okay, listen, I respect the work that went into this. I can also respect this is a kind of beta hardware for something that might be practical one day in the future. Apple can totally afford to play around with ideas. So, I'm not knocking them for working on this.

However, let's be honest. How many people want to wear this thing on their head instead of watch their 65" OLED TV (or bigger for the price of this thing)? Who wants to take this on a trip instead of a trusty MacBook Pro that has 16 hours of battery life? Who want to use this thing to write forum posts? Who wants to use this thing to do much of anything? Not me.

In fact there is only one thing I can see this being useful for given the battery life, but they aren't going to market it for that.

They only need one minute battery life for that
 

ader42

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Jun 30, 2012
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Well I’d try using one instead of sitting in my Home Cinema.
Much cheaper than buying a new JVC projector by a long shot.

Battery life won’t matter for those using it as productivity tool (monitors) as it will be plugged in.
E.g. if ZBrush make a Mac version that allows me to sculpt in 3D while viewing in 3D - that will be awesome.

Battery life will be fine for workouts such as on my rowing machine when the inevitable rowing apps arrive.
 

pendragon1984

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Well I’d try using one instead of sitting in my Home Cinema.
Much cheaper than buying a new JVC projector by a long shot.

Battery life won’t matter for those using it as productivity tool (monitors) as it will be plugged in.
E.g. if ZBrush make a Mac version that allows me to sculpt in 3D while viewing in 3D - that will be awesome.

Battery life will be fine for workouts such as on my rowing machine when the inevitable rowing apps arrive.
I got a 55" Sony OLED for 1000 dollars. And you know, everyone can watch it, including the cat. I don't need a separate 3500 headset per person. LOL
 

antiprotest

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Apr 19, 2010
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Dude, high-definition ultra-realistic immersive 3D visual and audio prawn experiences.

That said, I will wait for 2nd gen and train my wrists in the meantime. Studios need time to roll out 3D content anyway.




 
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Night Spring

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How many people want to wear this thing on their head instead of watching their 65" OLED TV
People with small apartments that don't have room for giant TVs. Not a problem in most of USA, I know, but I think my relatives in Japan who live in tiny apartments are going to love this. Maybe not at the current price point, but if it comes down to around $1000-1500, I can see them going for it.
 

max2

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People with small apartments that don't have room for giant TVs. Not a problem in most of USA, I know, but I think my relatives in Japan who live in tiny apartments are going to love this. Maybe not at the current price point, but if it comes down to around $1000-1500, I can see them going for it.

Why not get a foldable one or rolling tv ?
 

Spaceboi Scaphandre

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Jun 8, 2022
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Okay, listen, I respect the work that went into this. I can also respect this is a kind of beta hardware for something that might be practical one day in the future. Apple can totally afford to play around with ideas. So, I'm not knocking them for working on this.

However, let's be honest. How many people want to wear this thing on their head instead of watching their 65" OLED TV (or bigger for the price of this thing)?

I do. I absolutely love VR and already watch stuff from my Quest 2. The price tag is the only thing that is keeping me from getting this, which is why I'm waiting for the consumer model releasing in a year or two.
 

xizdun

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Nov 13, 2011
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Yeah, if it doesn’t appeal to you, don’t buy it. Nobody is holding a gun to your head. What’s the point of creating a thread about it?

This is the first iteration that will mostly appeal to early adopters (like me). Every subsequent iteration of this product will appeal to a broader audience as it matures, just like iPhone.
 

zakarhino

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Sep 13, 2014
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Okay, listen, I respect the work that went into this. I can also respect this is a kind of beta hardware for something that might be practical one day in the future. Apple can totally afford to play around with ideas. So, I'm not knocking them for working on this.

However, let's be honest. How many people want to wear this thing on their head instead of watching their 65" OLED TV (or bigger for the price of this thing)? Who wants to take this on a trip instead of a trusty MacBook Pro that has 16 hours of battery life? Who wants to use this thing to write forum posts? Who wants to use this thing to do much of anything? Not me.

In fact there is only one thing I can see this being useful for given the battery life, but they aren't going to market it for that.

Yes to all of those please. I haven't tried Vision Pro yet but assuming the displays are incredible quality and completely immersive I probably would use them over a TV/monitor for media, and for productivity, and for taking with me on a trip to use alongside my MacBook as a virtual desktop environment, and for doing mundane things like writing forum posts. Basically everything.

I dare say it but if this can be configured to use as an extended Mac desktop (with more than just a single 4k display as demonstrated in the keynote) I might just get rid of my two external monitors from my desk altogether. I sit in front of a window so hell yes I want floating opaque OS windows that blend into the real life environment in front of me.
 

Stevenyo

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Oct 2, 2020
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Okay, listen, I respect the work that went into this. I can also respect this is a kind of beta hardware for something that might be practical one day in the future. Apple can totally afford to play around with ideas. So, I'm not knocking them for working on this.

However, let's be honest. How many people want to wear this thing on their head instead of watching their 65" OLED TV (or bigger for the price of this thing)? Who wants to take this on a trip instead of a trusty MacBook Pro that has 16 hours of battery life? Who wants to use this thing to write forum posts? Who wants to use this thing to do much of anything? Not me.

In fact there is only one thing I can see this being useful for given the battery life, but they aren't going to market it for that.
Who? Me. I’ve been waiting 20 years for decent HMD tech to come out. I bought my “last” TV 9 years ago, hoping I’d never have to buy another. I’ve bought large laptops for 20 years, fighting with them being too large for travel and too small for work the entire time. I’ve spent 15 years squinting at tiny phone screens. And now the end is finally in sight. Any size screen wherever I am, for any task I’m doing? That’s always been the dream. $3500 is super steep, but it’s still less than the cost of devices this replaces once the execution is there.
 

rafark

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Sep 1, 2017
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Dude, high-definition ultra-realistic immersive 3D visual and audio prawn experiences.

That said, I will wait for 2nd gen and train my wrists in the meantime. Studios need time to roll out 3D content anyway.




There... there’s a better way to train your wrist and fingers 👀
 

jz0309

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Sep 25, 2018
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Okay, listen, I respect the work that went into this. I can also respect this is a kind of beta hardware for something that might be practical one day in the future. Apple can totally afford to play around with ideas. So, I'm not knocking them for working on this.

However, let's be honest. How many people want to wear this thing on their head instead of watching their 65" OLED TV (or bigger for the price of this thing)? Who wants to take this on a trip instead of a trusty MacBook Pro that has 16 hours of battery life? Who wants to use this thing to write forum posts? Who wants to use this thing to do much of anything? Not me.

In fact there is only one thing I can see this being useful for given the battery life, but they aren't going to market it for that.
Let’s revisit your post in a few years… there is huge potential, way beyond AR/VR
 
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