Apple had its big keynote for 2023, and amongst all of the usual updates to the company’s computers, smartphones, tablets and watches, we saw something new. Apple Vision Pro. It’s an augmented-reality platform. Essentially, it’s a whole computer built into a headset. Based on the Apple M2 chip – along with a new R1 chip – it turns your environment into your workspace for what Apple calls spatial computing.
But what’s particularly interesting about the Vision Pro announcement is that it was described as “Apple’s first 3D camera”. It’s so much more than that, though. It runs its own operating system visionOS, that Apple says includes the same frameworks as iOS and iPadOS. This means you can use your smartphone and tablet apps right on the headset natively.