Apple Vision Pro Personas Have to Wear Generic Glasses

With the Apple Vision Pro headset, the built-in cameras will create a customized "Persona" that resembles the user, and this Persona is used in video chat apps like FaceTime.

Vision Pro Spatial Personas
Creating a Persona involves a 3D capture of the face and upper body, but it turns out that Apple's technology won't be advanced enough to take glasses into account.

As noted by @M1Astra, visionOS code requires users to remove anything that covers the face, such as glasses. There does not appear to be any kind of secondary scanning mechanism to separately capture a user's glasses, and instead, Apple will allow users to "Select Eyewear" from a variety of options.

vision pro persona glasses
‌visionOS‌ code suggests that Vision Pro users will be able to choose from a range of different glasses and sunglasses options that come in common shapes like square, rounded, oval, aviator, and more, with thick and thin frames.

Users will likely be able to find something that is close to their own frames, but there may not be an exact match available. It is not yet clear if color options will be available, but it seems like a level of customization that Apple would offer.

Apple uses the Vision Pro cameras to bring a user's facial expressions and hand movements to their Persona, giving it a more realistic feel that mimics person-to-person interactions.

Personas are one aspect of ‌visionOS‌ that Apple is working on perfecting before the launch of the Vision Pro headset. In September, Apple began surveying developers who have the Vision Pro about their Personas, soliciting opinions on facial expressions, appearance matching, and more.

The Vision Pro headset is set to launch in early 2024 in the United States, and it will be priced at $3,500.

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Top Rated Comments

mazz0 Avatar
8 months ago
Huh? Was it ever suggested it’d scan glasses or is this headline basically “product doesn’t do random thing nobody had any reason to expect it to do”?
Score: 36 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SigurTom Avatar
8 months ago
What about a pirate eye patch?
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
KurtWilde Avatar
8 months ago
Of course the glasses API isn’t shipping day 1
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AbieloAltair Avatar
8 months ago
Weird, to say the least.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
subjonas Avatar
8 months ago

Why does it have to show glasses at all? Are people not going to recognize your avatar if it isn’t wearing glasses?
People don’t recognize Superman as Clark Kent without his glasses ?‍♂️
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DocMultimedia Avatar
8 months ago
This product really isn't making me interested due to the fact that I wear glasses. Will need to buy prescription lenses, have a choice of N frames, and buy new inserts when my vision changes. I'm guessing Tim Cook doesn't have to worry about such things.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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