Price tag of Apple’s newly unveiled ‘Vision Pro’ headset draws mockery
Apple’s latest wunderkind, the Vision Pro mixed-reality headset, has been causing a stir on social media. Launched at the company’s annual Worldwide Developers event, the Vision has been touted as revolutionary by Apple CEO Tim Cook, who has compared it to the original iPhone. But its $3,499 price tag, revealed at the same event, left some users scoffing online. When Cook announced the cost, the audience groaned audibly. When the product’s short battery life was revealed, Twitter users piled in, with one financial meme account tweeting that the device would show users “how bad you are at personal finance”.
The product – which allows users to interact with virtual displays in their physical space – has also drawn comparisons with dystopian sci-fi movies by users, and one senior designer at Netflix joked that users “die in real life” if they perish whilst wearing it. However, other online voices praised the technology, raving about the immersive experience and opportunities to watch live events at home. YouTuber Marques Brownlee gave his high regard for the product after testing the Vision Pro, telling followers to “definitely stay tuned”.
What is the Vision Pro mixed-reality headset?
The Vision Pro is a high-tech headset allowing users to see and interact with virtual displays within the sightline of their real-life physical space.
How much does the Vision Pro cost?
The Vision Pro will be priced at $3,499 when it is released next year.
What is the battery life of the Vision Pro?
The Vision Pro has a battery life of two hours, which hasn’t gone down well with some users.
Mockery arises as Apple’s recently launched ‘Vision Pro’ headset is priced steeply.
Apple has announced the launch of its mixed-reality headset, the “Vision Pro,” which has been touted by the company as an innovation as groundbreaking as the original iPhone. However, with a hefty price tag of $3,499, many social media users reacted with mockery and criticism. During the announcement at the company’s annual Worldwide Developers conference event at its California headquarters, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed the cost, prompting an audible groan from the audience, as captured in footage posted on Twitter. Many took to social media to criticize the battery life of the product and questioned the high cost. Despite the criticism, some have praised the technology, highlighting opportunities for immersive experiences at concerts and sports games. Notably, YouTuber Marques Brownlee was impressed after testing the headset.