WHAT IN THE BLACK MIRROR IS APPLE DOING?

WHAT IN THE BLACK MIRROR IS APPLE DOING?

by Juliette Eleuterio
3 min
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The future’s here! and it costs $3499. Apple is the peak of innovative technology, straight up. Its annual Keynote presentations are always one of the most exciting events of the year – I mean the 2007 Steve Jobs’ iPhone reveal is the literal definition of iconic. But this year’s Keynote presentation presented the Vision Pro and to be honest we felt like we were in an episode of “Black Mirror”.

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If you haven’t been flooded by the Vision Pro on your IG feed yet, essentially, it’s a VR headset on crack. It looks similar to your typical Oculus headset, but because it’s Apple, the features have been decked out to the max. Merging your physical surroundings with digital add-ons, you can simultaneously talk to your friend while reading your emails while wearing the headset – Apple really said multitasking.

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So what can you actually do on the Vision Pro? Just about anything really. The Vision Pro headset allows you to do basically whatever your phone does already – FaceTiming your friends, scrolling through TikTok, scouring Reddit for answers to your obscure questions – and more. With brand new features including 3D video capture, movie theatre watching, with a screen you could expand to 100 feet if you wanted to, and the possibility of multiple screens at once, we’re not even sure what more we could ask for. 

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And how exactly does it work? It’s pretty straightforward actually, if you don’t get into the technical aspect of it. Just like an iPhone, you use your fingers to tap, open, scroll, zoom in and out or expand whatever you want, except you don’t need to touch a phone. Oh, and you can control it with your eyes as well. Freaked out yet?

The technology Apple has just presented is legit revolutionary – iPhone-level revolutionary. If launched successfully, the Vision Pro could literally change the way humans act, interact and live, bringing technology that is only currently available through a device closer to being an inner part of us. Realistically, the Vision Pro could make the phone obsolete – an object that 50 years ago didn’t even feel like an everyday essential and today seems like we can’t live without it. But with a price tag of $3,499, it seems as though only the rich will be living in real life “Ready, Player One”.

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