Apple Vision Pro: The World’s Most Expensive In-Flight VR Headset?
Apple’s upcoming Vision Pro headset is set to be more than just a virtual reality (VR) device. The first beta of its operating system, visionOS, has been released, providing insights into the headset’s capabilities and Apple’s vision for its use. While the Vision Pro is not expected to launch until next year, the early release of the OS allows app creators to start developing software for the system, ensuring a robust library of content by the time it becomes available to the public. Priced at $3,499, Apple aims to justify the high price tag with a compelling content offering.
In addition to the previously reported restriction on VR fitness experiences, the visionOS beta has revealed a dedicated Travel Mode for the Vision Pro headset. This mode is designed to optimize the user experience while using the headset on an airplane. Travel Mode adapts the headset’s operation by disabling certain awareness features and encouraging users to remain stationary during the flight.