The MacRumors Show: One Week With Apple Vision Pro ft. Quinn Nelson

On this week's episode of The MacRumors Show, Snazzy Labs' Quinn Nelson joins us to talk about the first week using Apple's long-awaited Vision Pro headset.


Now that they each have one, Quinn and Dan discuss whether the Vision Pro meets their expectations. A significant portion of our dialogue is dedicated to the technical aspects of the Vision Pro, including its display quality, brightness, and the challenges users might face with hand gestures and text selection. The conversation progresses to evaluate the device's text sharpness, its implications for productivity, and how comfortable it feels with the two headband options.

An interesting part of our discussion compares the Vision Pro with other VR headsets in the market. We highlight the distinct features of the Vision Pro that set it apart, especially its distortion correction capabilities and suitability for productivity tasks, contrasting it with the Meta Quest's gaming prowess. We also explore the potential for third-party headbands, future customization, and design possibilities, emphasizing Apple's unique position in the VR landscape and its differing approach from rivals.

We ponder the coexistence of Apple and Meta within the VR space, acknowledging the competition but also recognizing the distinctive strengths and target audiences each company caters to. This leads to a broader discussion about the challenges current VR headsets face, such as eye strain, and the optimistic outlook for technological improvements over time that could mitigate these issues.

A considerable part of our discussion tackles the technicalities and challenges surrounding Personas and face scanning with the Vision Pro, including the influence of factors like face shape, hair, and lighting conditions on the accuracy of these features. Quinn also shares insights on the integration of iPad apps with the Vision Pro, highlighting how this has transformed his workflow in certain instances and the potential it unlocks for productivity.

Despite the mix of frustrations and amazement the Vision Pro has brought, we come to a consensus acknowledging the exciting possibilities the device offers for the future of VR and productivity, considering whether or not we would recommend Apple's headset to others.

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Top Rated Comments

macjaffa Avatar
14 weeks ago
I dont want to watch a video. Is there an article that i can read.
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Zoboomafoo Avatar
14 weeks ago

You're replying to the article.
This article just discusses the subject of the video, not the message.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Klae17 Avatar
14 weeks ago
It would be nice to have chapters in your videos.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macjaffa Avatar
14 weeks ago

You're replying to the article.
Are we at the point now where gen z dont even know what a text article is anymore? Everything has to be video these days?
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
daniesy Avatar
14 weeks ago
If Apple released an actual piece of ? to wear on your face, you'd see all these influencers wearing it everywhere they go, praising it, claiming that it's the best thing since sliced bread. I read absolutely no honest reviews. Nobody talked about how stupid it looks, how pointless it is, or how a tv/computer/phone/tablet is better in every way.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Fuzzball84 Avatar
14 weeks ago
I think it still looks ridiculous… dont get me wrong, its amazing tech and im really excited to see what comes in the next few years as they optimize and refine it…

But i think the way the device looks at the moment… i think it looks atrocious. I just really dislike the scuba mask look… and there are even scuba masks that are high end that put this look to shame ?

I think its one of their first gen products that looks a bit too round and bulbous… i remember when iPhone came out and i didn't really like the look of it until iPhone 4 came out… it was at iPhone 4 that it looked like a stylish, refined and serious device.

I really hope in 2 to 3 years they really reduce its weight, size and make the design a lot more serious.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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