Apple recently held its annual live broadcast event, namely the 2023 Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) on June 5. At the event, Apple introduced its first augmented reality (AR) headset, the Vision Pro. During the broadcast, Apple will officially launch the headset its fans have been waiting for.
Also, one of the most unexpected parts of the presentation was when Apple showed off the Vision Pro versions of its Microsoft Word, Excel and Teams apps. Apple didn’t go into depth of the app during the event but instead opted for a simplified ribbon interface similar to the current web versions of Excel and Word.
Apple Vision Pro has a frame shape that completely wraps around the user’s eyes. The front glass on this headset has a size that looks bigger and is shaped like a diver’s glasses. Then, on the back of the Vision Pro headset there is a headband that can be stretched according to the different head sizes of its users.
Various Applications to Be Started Supported on the Apple Vision Pro Headset
Apple says that Microsoft will support its 3D persona even during the event it doesn’t show off the appearance of the app. Then, Unity will also be able to start operating natively in the headset along with the presence of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Teams. This means that when Apple’s latest augmented reality headset, there will be many applications and games available.
Apart from that, Adobe has also added Lightroom to Apple Vision Pro so that users can make photo edits using only their hands and eyes. These 3D personas are created using machine learning techniques to virtually create the user’s face. Apps like Zoom and Webex will also be supported on Apple Vision Pro headsets with 3D personas.
For example, when using the Word application, users can view and modify documents intuitively, because they can see the contents in real time. Similarly, users of the Excel application can visualize and transform data using interactive 3D charts, allowing them to gain new perspectives.
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Bringing Virtual Mix with Reality
The new operating system used by Apple Vision Pro is visionOS, which builds on the foundations of macOS, iOS, and iPadOS, visionOS enables providing powerful spatial experiences. Through these devices, users have access to various applications and functions, such as games, movies, music, social media, productivity tools, and many more. In addition, users also have access to additional Apple services including iCloud, Apple Music, Apple TV+, and Apple Arcade and use Safari to browse the internet.
In addition, this Apple Vision Pro supports two chipsets namely the M2, which is also used in some of the best MacBook and Mac products, and the R1 co-processor which manages mixed reality and sensor components, such as tracking the head, eyes, hands and voice of the user. . Support for these two chipsets is used by Apple Vision Pro to support its mixed reality capabilities and handle available applications and features.
With its ability to blend real environments with digital elements through an easy-to-use, eye-controlled interface, the AR technology in Apple’s Vision Pro headset can also pave the way for technological transformation. This will also change the way we work and collaborate so that it is more efficient and easy.
Microsoft’s support for Apple offers an exciting future for augmented reality in technology into everyday life. In early 2024, Apple is expected to release the Apple Vision Pro headset for $3,500 US. Apple Vision Pro is Apple’s first augmented reality (AR) headset, which seamlessly combines the real and virtual worlds.