Apple Vision Pro and VisionOS 2: Revolutionizing Spatial Computing

After much anticipation, Apple is expanding the availability of its innovative Apple Vision Pro to new countries and regions, with pre-orders for customers in mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, and Singapore starting on June 14.

Apple continues to push the boundaries of innovation with the introduction of the Apple Vision Pro and its groundbreaking operating system, visionOS. This combination promises to redefine the way we interact with digital content, offering a seamless blend of the physical and digital worlds. Here’s a closer look at what makes this new offering from Apple a game-changer in the tech landscape.

A New Era of Spatial Computing
The Apple Vision Pro is not just another piece of tech; it represents a leap into the future of spatial computing. This advanced device is powered by visionOS, an operating system designed from the ground up to support intuitive, spatial user interactions. Unlike traditional interfaces, visionOS allows users to navigate and control their devices using their eyes, hands, and voice, creating an immersive and natural user experience.

One of the standout features of visionOS is the infinite canvas, which allows apps to transcend the boundaries of physical displays. Apps can appear side by side at any scale, providing a vast workspace for productivity, collaboration, and entertainment. Users can also immerse themselves in stunning, dynamic landscapes known as Environments, which help reduce visual clutter and enhance focus.

Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, expressed his excitement about the new product, stating, “We can’t wait for more people to see the impossible become possible, whether working and collaborating with an infinite canvas for apps, reliving treasured memories in three dimensions, watching TV shows and movies in a one-of-a-kind personal cinema, or enjoying brand-new spatial experiences that defy imagination.”

Cutting-Edge Design and Technology
The Apple Vision Pro boasts a stunning design, utilizing the most advanced materials to achieve a beautiful yet functional form factor. The device features an ultra-high-resolution display system that packs 23 million pixels across two micro-OLED displays, delivering more pixels than a 4K TV to each eye. This results in incredibly sharp and detailed visuals, whether you’re watching a movie or working on a complex project.

Complementing the visual experience is the advanced Spatial Audio system, which uses two individually amplified drivers to deliver personalized spatial sound. This creates the sensation that sounds are coming from the space around you, adding another layer of immersion.

A Robust Ecosystem of Apps
Apple Vision Pro is set to launch with a rich ecosystem of apps. The App Store features over 2,000 apps specifically designed for Vision Pro, in addition to more than 1.5 million compatible iOS and iPadOS apps. This extensive catalogue includes everything from business and productivity tools to entertainment and gaming apps, ensuring that there’s something for everyone.

Top streaming services like Apple TV+, Disney+, and Amazon Prime Video are available on Vision Pro, providing a unique personal cinema experience. The device also supports spatial gaming, with titles from Apple Arcade and popular games like Job Simulator, offering new ways to play using just your eyes and hands.

VisionOS 2: Enhancing the Experience
VisionOS 2 builds on the already impressive capabilities of the Apple Vision Pro, offering users a suite of powerful new tools and enhancements designed to take spatial computing to the next level. With the introduction of intuitive new hand gestures, users can navigate the system more seamlessly, accessing frequently used features like Home View and Control Center with ease.

The update also brings significant productivity enhancements, including a higher resolution and larger size for Mac Virtual Display, mouse support for precise control, and the ability to personalize the Home View by rearranging apps. With Safari in visionOS 2, Apple Vision Pro users can dial in an Environment and transform their physical surroundings as they watch videos on popular streaming and entertainment websites. Additionally, VisionOS 2 introduces innovative new apps and experiences, such as the ability to transform favourite photos into stunning spatial memories and support for immersive environments that enhance focus and reduce clutter.

This major update also empowers developers with new APIs and frameworks to create more volumetric and shareable app experiences, further enriching the Vision Pro ecosystem. With these advancements, VisionOS 2 ensures that Apple Vision Pro remains at the forefront of cutting-edge technology, delivering unparalleled user experiences across various domains.

Availability and Pricing
The Apple Vision Pro will be priced starting at S$5,299, with storage options ranging from 256GB to 1TB.

Apple Vision Pro is available to pre-order in Singapore and click here.