Apple Vision Pro Review: Some features and shortcomings

Apple Vision Pro Review Some features and shortcomings

The Apple Vision Pro is a high-end head-mounted display device that combines Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) technology and is designed to provide users with an immersive experience. What exactly is the Vision Pro? Here are some detailed reviews and features of Apple Vision Pro.


Appearance Design

  • The Vision Pro has a compact design that is smaller than many other VR devices and is worn more like a pair of ski goggles.
  • The device is made of magnesium and carbon fiber with an aluminum case that provides good durability and lightness.


Comfort Level

  • The weight of the Apple Vision Pro is between 600g and 650g, which is heavier than some competing products, and you may feel uncomfortable wearing it for a long time.
  • A dual-loop strap design is offered to increase stability, but weight distribution issues remain.
  • Two headband designs are available: a single loop band and a double loop band, the latter of which is considered to be more comfortable but may interfere with hairstyles.
apple vision pro


Screen Display Effect

  • Using a Micro OLED screen with a resolution of up to 4K, the display is clear and colorful, restoring reality as much as possible.
  • The R1 chip ensures the data transmission speed, and with a delay of less than 12 milliseconds, it can almost achieve the same experience as the real world, and the visual experience is good.
  • In dark light environments, the display may be noisy, which is a common problem with VR devices.
  • The display's EyeSight feature is designed to show the wearer's eyes outward, but the effect is dim and the glass cover is highly reflective.


Interactive Experience

  • Apple Vision Pro utilizes eye tracking and gesture control for interaction, which allows users to operate the device without the need for a mouse or sliding cursor.
  • The device's Optic ID system allows users to control the interface through eye positioning and gesture confirmation. (Freely arrange virtual displays and applications.)
Vision Pro gesture control for interaction


Software Adaptation

  • The VisionOS system is based on iPadOS and supports a variety of applications, but there are currently a limited number of apps designed specifically for the Vision Pro.
  • The device can be linked with Mac and iPhone to provide additional functions, such as projecting the Mac's interface onto the Vision Pro.
  • Apple Vision Pro supports a variety of content platforms such as Disney+, ESPN, MLB, etc., but currently does not support Netflix.
  • There are over 250 apps designed exclusively for VisionOS, but the number is limited compared to the number of apps available for the iPhone and iPad.
  • The Vision Pro supports streaming with Windows, although the experience may not be as smooth as using an Apple device directly.


Battery Life

  • Official data shows that the battery life is about 2 hours for general use and up to 2.5 hours for video playback. The device has a limited battery life and needs to be charged regularly.
  • Heavy battery weight.
  • All-day use is possible when connected to a power via the USB-C cable.


Summary of Shortcomings

  • The device is heavy and can be uncomfortable to wear for long periods of time, especially without a headband for balance.
  • Restricted field of view, Apple Vision Pro's field of view is more like looking through binoculars than a real-world view.
  • The EyeSight feature is intended to show the wearer's eyes, but it doesn't work well in practice, making it difficult to achieve true social interaction.
  • The device's speakers are loud and may affect the privacy of those around you.
The weight of the Apple Vision Pro


Overall, the Apple Vision Pro excels in hardware performance and display, but leaves something to be desired in terms of comfort, field of view and software ecology. It offers a new way of interaction and immersive experience, but whether it is worth buying depends on the user's needs for these features and their budget.


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