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What is Apple Vision Pro and when will it arrive in the GCC?

The revolutionary computer will change how we work, play and connect.

Do you remember the launch of the iPod, iPad and iPhone? Now Apple has taken things one step further with a VR headset: Apple Vision Pro.

Apple Vision Pro is the company’s first product in the virtual reality sector. The headset is a revolutionary spatial computer that blends digital content with the physical world. Featuring visionOS, the world’s first spatial operating system, users can interact with content in a new way. Apple Vision Pro, currently on sale in the US, is touted to be a new era in computing, a spatial computer that looks set to be a game-changer.

Apple Vision Pro is a game-changer which will transform how we use apps, capture photos, watch TV and movies, and connect with people. The system includes an ultra-high-resolution display system with 23 million pixels across two displays, which makes it feel like the experience is happening in real-time. With the headset, any space can become your personal movie theatre – so whether you’re in bed or on a plane, the screen will feel 100 feet wide.  

Functioning as a standalone spatial computer, the Apple Vision Pro seamlessly blends digital content with the real world. Apple Immersive Video offers 180-degree high-resolution recordings with Spatial Audio, and users will be able to access immersive videos. This device introduces Apple’s first three-dimensional camera, allowing users to capture, relive, and immerse themselves in their favourite memories. Plus, if you’re missing your friends and family, FaceTime calls will become life-size tiles. 

Apple Vision Pro

FaceTime gets an upgrade with Apple Vision Pro, utilising the room around the user and reflecting participants in life-size tiles. Users become Personas, digital representations created using advanced machine learning, mirroring face and hand movements in real-time. It’ll be like your loved ones are right next to you.

In true Apple style, Apple Vision Pro boasts a sleek design. The headset combines performance, mobility and wearability. The materials include a custom aluminium alloy frame that curves around the user’s face and a headband in three sizes. ts compact design features 3D laminated glass, creating an optical surface for cameras and sensors. A soft textile light seal and flexible straps ensure comfort and a tailored fit.

The VR headset prides itself on its privacy. The system operates on the unique reading of your iris, and where you look can stay private.

Apple Vision Pro
Apple Vision Pro in the GCC

But the question remains. When can people in KSA, the UAE and other GCC countries get their hands on this futuristic device? Unfortunately, there’s no official word on the release date in the Middle East as of now. Priced at AED 12,000, fans will have to stay tuned for updates on the regional Apple websites.

With groundbreaking features and the seamless integration of digital and physical worlds, Apple Vision Pro promises to redefine the way we interact with technology. Time will tell how this spatial computing revolution unfolds, so in the meantime, let’s wait for it to hit the GCC market.

GO: Visit www.apple.ae for more information.

GO: Visit www.apple.com for more information.

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