Apple CEO Tim Cook panned for not wearing Vision Pro
Apple’s CEO Tim Cook is facing criticism for not wearing the company’s newly unveiled “Vision Pro” headset during the keynote address at the Worldwide Developers Conference in California. The $3,500 device was introduced by Cook as a game-changer but he did not handle or wear the headset during the presentation. The decision was slammed as a “calculated move” by tech correspondents, who wondered why Cook would stand next to the biggest product of his tenure without wearing it. The headset’s features and design were also made fun of on social media. Despite reaching an all-time high before the event, Apple shares turned negative during the Vision Pro presentation and closed down more than 1%.
What is the Vision Pro?
The Vision Pro is Apple’s latest headset and is touted as a game-changer in the tech space. It costs $3,500 and offers features such as a metallic finish, flexible head strap, and an “EyeSight” feature that allows users’ eyes to be visible to others in the same room.
Why is Tim Cook being criticised?
Tim Cook is being criticised for not wearing the Vision Pro during the keynote address at the Worldwide Developers Conference in California. Tech correspondents are questioning why the CEO would stand next to the biggest product of his tenure without wearing it and whether it was a calculated move or not.
What was the reaction on social media?
The Vision Pro was widely panned on social media after its debut event, with users grumbling over everything from its clunky design to its $3,499 price tag. Attendees at the event seemed less than impressed with the device. Users took to social media to poke fun at the headset, which was Apple’s first major product in a decade.
What was the analyst response to the Vision Pro?
The analyst response to the Vision Pro launch was largely positive, though some questioned the headset’s price and its lack of a so-called “killer app” to entice users at launch. Despite reaching an all-time high before the event, Apple shares turned negative during the Vision Pro presentation and closed down more than 1%.
Criticism aimed at Apple’s CEO Tim Cook for not sporting Vision Pro
Apple CEO Tim Cook faced criticism on Tuesday after failing to wear the company’s much-anticipated “Vision Pro” headset during its reveal at the Worldwide Developers Conference in California on Monday. Despite touting the $3,500 device as a game-changer, Cook did not handle or wear the headset during the presentation – a move that led to backlash from tech pundits. Bloomberg tech correspondent Mark Gurman tweeted, “If that is indeed true, that was of course a calculated decision. The question is why?” Tech writer Alex Kantrowitz also called out the company’s omission. Some speculated that Cook did not wear the device in order to avoid becoming the target of memes, while others suggested that the device’s “EyeSight” feature may not have been ready yet. Meanwhile, the Vision Pro was widely panned on social media after its debut, with users complaining about its clunky design and $3,499 price tag.