Advanced Digital Technologies

Apple Vision Pro: The Glasses Everyone is Talking About

Apple launched the Vision Pro on February 2, and as expected, no one is talking about anything else. Expectations were high due to the phrase that we all remember: “Today marks the beginning of a new era for computing”, which Tim Cook declared at the presentation of the brand’s new product in June 2023.

Thanks to the futuristic vision of technology presented by science fiction, the world was eager to experience the merging of the virtual and the real in a truly immersive way. Hence, augmented reality glasses have been the subject of fascination for so long. In this context, and following the launches of Meta with its Quest Pro or rivals such as OPPO, Apple has given way to its virtual reality glasses: a device that will change personal technology as we have known it to date.

Hybrid Technology: The Beginning of a New Era.

One of the most striking features of Apple Vision Pro is its hybrid technology. This combines augmented reality and virtual reality in a revolutionary way. Other similar devices often rely solely on overlaying computer-generated images on top of the real world. However,  Apple’s glasses use a hybrid approach that integrates virtual elements more seamlessly into the user’s physical environment. Apple calls this “spatial computing,” and it allows users to enjoy an immersive visual experience that blends the real world with overlaid digital elements. From viewing contextual information to interacting with specific applications, these glasses offer a new level of interaction with the environment.

This hybrid approach is achieved through advanced sensors, high-resolution cameras, and powerful processors designed specifically for augmented reality. Components that work together to accurately map the user’s environment and overlay digital images coherently and compellingly. The result is a much more natural and immersive experience than ever before.

However, this technology also raises certain concerns and challenges. One of the most prominent is the issue of privacy and ethics. With the ability to overlay digital information about the people around us, questions arise about the boundaries of privacy and consent. Is it ethical to use these glasses to collect data about other people without their knowledge? How can we ensure privacy protection in a world increasingly saturated with surveillance technology?

Exceptional Image Quality

One of the most outstanding features of the Vision Pro glasses is their image quality: Equipped with two micro-OLED displays and the possibility of adapting Zeiss lenses for those users who need them, these glasses offer a screen resolution of 23 million pixels. This high-resolution guarantees sharp, detailed images with vibrant colors, deep blacks, and high contrast. In addition, the adaptability of brightness according to ambient brightness ensures an exceptional visual experience in any environment.

Minimal Latency and Accurate Tracking

The quality of motion tracking is critical to a smooth and realistic augmented reality experience, and Vision Pro glasses do not disappoint in this regard. Thanks to powerful M2 and R1 chips and advanced sensors and tracking algorithms, virtual elements move smoothly and accurately about the user’s physical environment. This ensures a realistic visual experience at all times.

Optimized Operating System: VisionOS

Vision Pro glasses are powered by VisionOS, a customized operating system designed to optimize the user experience. Its intuitive interface enables quick and easy access to various functions and applications, while tight integration with the Apple ecosystem facilitates synergy with other Apple devices and services. In addition, VisionOS is designed with advanced security features to protect user privacy and security at all times.

Adaptability and Comfort

Apple has made sure that the Vision Pro glasses are as comfortable and adaptable as possible. In addition to their ergonomic and lightweight design, these glasses offer the possibility of being used with a headband, which those who have tried it say guarantees a much more comfortable experience. In addition, the 3166 milliamperes external battery provides an autonomy of up to 2.5 hours, allowing prolonged use without interruptions and without the need to remain connected to a computer.

The Burden of Social Interaction: Talking to Someone Whose Eyes You Can’t See?

The impact these glasses could have on our social interactions is intimidating, to say the least. With the ability to project digital images onto the wearer’s face, these glasses could drastically change the way we communicate and interact with others. For example, how would we feel when talking to someone whose eyes we can’t see clearly, and would we be able to trust someone’s facial expressions knowing that they could be masked by digital images?

These questions raise important considerations about the nature of human communication and identity construction: Would we feel less authentic when interacting through a virtual layer? Or might we find new forms of expression and connection in this digitally enriched space?

New Applications: Exploring the Potential of Apple Vision Pro

Despite the challenges, Apple Vision Pro glasses can potentially transform numerous aspects of our daily lives, from work and education to entertainment and healthcare.

In the workplace, these glasses could improve the efficiency and collaboration of workers by enabling them to access relevant information in real-time while performing physical tasks. Medical professionals could also benefit from this technology, using it, for example, to perform more precise surgeries or diagnose diseases more quickly and efficiently.

In education, they could enrich the learning experience by allowing students to interact with three-dimensional models of abstract concepts or explore virtual environments that complement the traditional curriculum.

On the entertainment side, the possibilities are equally exciting. From immersive games that take full advantage of this technology to movie and television experiences that integrate virtual elements into the viewer’s physical world.

To say that the Apple Vision Pro opens new frontiers is an understatement.


Apple Vision Pro represents an exciting technological breakthrough. Thanks to their unique hybrid technology, ergonomic design, and wide range of applications, these glasses promise to offer an unprecedented experience of reality. However, they also raise important questions about privacy, ethics, social interaction, and the perception of reality itself.

As these glasses reach the market and become integrated into our daily lives, it will be crucial to address these challenges responsibly and ethically. In doing so, we can maximize the potential of this innovative technology while protecting the fundamental values of privacy, autonomy, and human dignity. But while they raise intriguing questions about the nature of human communication and perception of reality, they also open up a whole world of possibilities for the future of technology and society at large.

In short, Vision Pro glasses mark a milestone in the evolution of wearable technology, and it is essential to closely follow their development and adaptation in the coming years.


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