If you own a Meta Quest headset then it’s highly likely you’ve given hand tracking a go. Whether you love it or not, XR headset manufacturers are going all in on the technology. Whether that’s to offer an alternative to controllers or dispense with them altogether, we’re in a new hand-tracking revolution where immersion is key. Controllers are seen more as a hindrance than a necessity. But are they?
If you’re an XR developer then you might be keen on getting your hands on the Apple Vision Pro headset. Unveiled back in June, Apple’s first foray into mixed reality technology is an enticing prospect. Creators can now submit applications to get their hands on a Vision Pro dev kit, so long as they meet all the prerequisites.
Of the many takeaways from the Apple Vision Pro announcement during WWDC in June, one of the more interesting aspects was input. The company has decided that hand tracking, in combination with eye tracking and Siri voice commands, is the way to go. That left a lot of people wondering about VR controllers for Vision Pro, enabling games and apps to be ported across. According to a new report, the Cupertino-based tech giant has no plans for either a first or third-party-supported physical interface.
The Apple Vision Pro announcement made a huge splash at the beginning of June, marking the arrival of the iPhone into XR. While its release won’t occur until 2024, Apple is keen to get developers on board as soon as possible. This will begin shortly, with developers able to apply for an Apple Vision Pro dev kit in July.
What do you love to see more of? Great content maximising the hardware you already own or cutting-edge technology that allows developers to dream bigger and better than ever? In an ideal world, it would be somewhere in the middle, but inevitably what tends to happen is a deluge of one or the other. Popular VR devices like Meta Quest 2 and Valve Index have been around for several years now, and there’s some amazing content out there. However, they’re also starting to get old – in VR terms, at least – and we’re on the cusp of a new explosion in XR gaming Hardware.
When Meta launched its Quest Pro mixed reality headset in 2022 it didn’t exactly set the world alight. Not like the Apple Vision Pro did when the Cupertino tech company unveiled its first immersive device during WWDC 2023. But how do these two juggernauts compare, considering details like the Apple Vision Pro price difference and Quest Pro’s gaming library? There are many variables so let’s start with a Vision Pro vs Quest Pro spec comparison.
Ever since its announcement on Monday (5th June), the tech industry has been buzzing around the Apple Vision Pro. The first mixed-reality headset from the Cupertino company, the ‘spatial computer’ is due out next year starting from a lofty $3,499. Apple’s main competitor in the space is Meta, but CEO Mark Zuckerberg isn’t fazed by the Apple Vision Pro a new report suggests.
Most of Apple’s WWDC 2023 keynote was the same old mediocre updates. Expensive new Macs, iOS enhancements – Stand by anyone! – and Apple Watch trying to make us all fitter. But, when CEO Tim Cook said there was “one more thing” we all knew what it was, Apple’s long-awaited mixed reality headset. In one bite-sized morsel, here are the Apple Vision Pro price, specs and release details.
The Apple Vision Pro has finally been unveiled, taking the XR world by storm! In typical Apple style, the presentation during the WWDC 2023 keynote was slick and stylish and left us wanting to know more about the device. A definite head-turner thanks to its feature set and design, there was one clear omission from the announcement; immersive gaming.