The MacRumors Show: Vision Pro Deep Dive Following Our WWDC Demo

On this week's episode of The MacRumors Show, we take a deep dive into the experience of using Apple's Vision Pro headset and what to expect when it goes on sale next year.


Dan is one of the lucky individuals who has had a chance to try out Vision Pro, so we discuss his personal experience with the device. We talk through the headset's comfort, external battery pack, eye-tracking, and input mechanisms, as well as its price point, and whether it can replace any existing Apple devices.

We reflect on Vision Pro's eye tracking technology and what sort of trajectory the product line is likely to follow. We also touch on whether the 15-inch MacBook Air has lived up to expectations now that users have got their hands on it.

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If you haven't already listened to the previous episode of The MacRumors Show, listen to our discussion with Andru Edwards and Kevin Nether from the Apple Podcasts studio in Apple Park to discuss first impressions of the Vision Pro headset and the wave of other announcements the company made at WWDC this year.

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Top Rated Comments

DrNevs Avatar
13 months ago
Dan’s audio is out of sync. One episode of not having to edit the podcast himself and he’s forgotten how to edit ?
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
vegetassj4 Avatar
13 months ago
Deep Dive huh?



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Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Analog Kid Avatar
13 months ago

Dan’s audio is out out sync. One episode of not having to edit the podcast himself and he’s forgotten how to edit ?
Seems that clapboard serves a purpose...
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sjsharksfan12 Avatar
13 months ago
I'm glad Dan enjoyed the headset. It sounds like a great product, even though I still get Ready Player One dystopian vibes when I saw it. I won't pay 4000 for it so it will be a few years before I can try it out, but it seems to already be a hit.

Looking forward to your IOS 17 and Watch OS10 coverage next week.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ninethirty Avatar
13 months ago

They do? Prove it. I’ve read pretty much everything that’s been written about it and the overall consensus is that the product is isolating and extremely unlikely to ever be universally popular. Furthermore, no one has worn this thing for eight straight hours as far as we know, so yeah. Let’s go with reality (also known as “my take” by you.)
Can you post some of those takes you just referred to? The overall consensus that it's isolating and extremely unlikely to be universally popular?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MacAddict1978 Avatar
13 months ago

https://slate.com/technology/2023/06/apple-vision-pro-ar-vr-google-glass.html

https://www.theverge.com/23751675/apple-vision-pro-vr-headset-ios-17-mental-health-mood-journal

https://9to5mac.com/2023/06/13/vision-pro-society/

https://www.wired.com/story/apple-vision-pro-doomed/

https://www.macworld.com/article/1945323/apple-vision-pro-isolation-intrusion-google-glass-metaverse.html

https://www.forbes.com/sites/ewanspence/2023/06/09/apple-vision-pro-product-magical-launch-airpower-warning/

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2377029-apple-vision-pro-wont-solve-the-problems-with-virtual-reality/

https://www.howtogeek.com/897418/vision-pro-fails-to-fit-into-apples-digital-wellbeing-mission/

https://www.makeuseof.com/why-we-dislike-apple-vision-pro-headset/

And so forth.
These do not really support your initial statement. Being isolated from other is NOT the same as the device's technical field of view being isolating while wearing it.

Almost all these articles are citing it would be "isolating" if you're the only one wearing the bloody thing.

But nice try.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)