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designr said:igorsky said:After the Apple Watch came out I remember seeing articles up to two years later proclaiming it a flop. Not everything is an overnight success, including the iPhone.
According to the first picture, they claim PCalc is going to make Vision Pro worth buying??? A $3500 calculator? Really?
There is no such thing as spatial computing. That is Apple's marketing spin for AR. Look up the definition of AR and that is exactly what Vision Pro is. Apple will really have a hard time claiming their device is not AR, when it actually is AR. "Augmented reality is an interactive experience that enhances the real world with computer-generated perceptual information." That is exactly what Vision Pro does. Another article had the best description for Vision Pro - It is an answer looking for a question. The AR space is dead, always has been. Plenty of surveys have been done and once the novelty wears off, the goggles sit in a bookshelf. No one wants to wear goggles for hours. No one wants to spend $3500 for a pair of goggles to run iPadOS apps, or PCalc. No one will put on goggles to create a Word or PowerPoint document. This is a product that doesn't solve any problems because no one has any interest in AR. And that is Apple's marketing problem. They won't be able to convince anyone that it is a 'needed' product. It is not an iPhone solving a problem with bad smartphones. For $3500, I would rather buy a Mac Studio and a Display and do so much more with it.
The killer tech at CES was the transparent Micro LED TVs. Those demos were incredible.
applebynature said:Yup, we've known about the required facial scanning for proper fit since June.
I'm curious how big of a fiasco it's going to be to go into an Apple Store to demo a unit. They should do it by appointment with a required face scan before the appointment so everything is ready for you to try out. If they're just allowing everyone to come in to wait around in the store for one of the scarce demo units to be available, then having to go through a fitting and set up process along with being trained how to use it, man that will be a disaster with the time involved and so many waiting around to try it. But on the other hand, I can see people going to the store to try it out and being told, oh you have to make an appointment, the next one is in 3 weeks, and that not going over too well with customers either, so who knows.
And remember, most consumers wear prescription lenses so another $150 for special lenses will a big deal breaker, especially when prescriptions typically change year after year for people that do wear glasses.