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Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Apple is planning to sell its $3,499 Vision Pro headset on an appointment-only basis at launch, according to a report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. According to Gurman, Apple will create designated sections where customers can try on the headset in its stores, with the first ones appearing at stores in major areas like New York and Los Angeles. Apple will reportedly ask in-store buyers to schedule an appointment to purchase the Vision Pro, similar to the rollout of the first Apple Watch in 2015. During the appointment, Gurman says Apple will ensure that the Vision Pro fits the wearer and also outfit the device with prescription lens inserts if needed. Gurman says Apple…
Macworld If you’re an Apple fan, 2023 has already been a great year. We got the new MacBook Pro with the M2 Pro and M2 Max processors, a 15-inch MacBook Air, a Mac Pro with M2 Ultra processor, and of course, the Apple Vision Pro headset. But according to a new report, lots more products are in the works. Following the launch of the iPhone 15 and Apple Watch Series 9, and a new Apple Watch Ultra later this year, Mark Gurman reports in his latest Power On newsletter that Apple has numerous products in development for release in 2024 and beyond, including several that use the M3 processor: 13-inch MacBook Pro (codenamed J504)14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros (codenamed J514…
Apple’s latest Mac Pro targets professionals with highly demanding computing workloads. But we talked to those professionals, and they don’t want it — because Apple’s other computers are just too good. Apple’s latest Mac Pro was finally revealed at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference as a machine for the most power user of power users. The video discussed audio engineering, color grading, and video transcoding. Apple’s product page mentions code compiling, animation, compositing 8K scenes, 3D rendering, and “analyzing enormous datasets.” This isn’t just for pros, Apple seems to claim; it’s for capital-P Pros. Exactly who these pros are and why the Mac Pro is the perfect device for them remains somewhat unclear to me, even after testing the new…
Macworld If you’re an Apple fan, 2023 has already been a great year. We got the new MacBook Pro with the M2 Pro and M2 Max processors, a 15-inch MacBook Air, a Mac Pro with M2 Ultra processor, and of course, the Apple Vision Pro headset. But according to a new report, lots more products are in the works. Following the launch of the iPhone 15 and Apple Watch Series 9, and a new Apple Watch Ultra later this year, Mark Gurman reports in his latest Power On newsletter that Apple has numerous products in development for release in 2024 and beyond, including several that use the M3 processor: 13-inch MacBook Pro (codenamed J504)14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros (codenamed J514…
Macworld Welcome to our weekly Apple Breakfast column, which includes all the Apple news you missed last week in a handy bite-sized roundup. We call it Apple Breakfast because we think it goes great with a Monday morning cup of coffee or tea, but it’s cool if you want to give it a read during lunch or dinner hours too. Ask a Siri question It’s been a few weeks now since the excitement of the WWDC 2023 keynote presentation, and the triumphs and disappointments have had a chance to sink in. There was plenty of the former, but several of the latter, and the one that continues to sting–particularly when I have an especially bad week with the feature in…
Apple has an intriguing hidden feature for its Apple Vision Pro spatial computer in the first developer beta of visionOS. The feature, termed "Travel Mode," is specifically aimed at enhancing the user experience while on board an airplane. Given that the cabin of an airplane with its enclosed space and unique environmental factors can be challenging for VR devices, Travel Mode seems to be Apple's solution for ensuring a smoother experience. Travel Mode: The Breakdown Within the first developer beta for ‌visionOS‌, we've discovered several text strings which shed light on the functionality of this new feature. The key prompts include: Are you on an airplane? If you're on an airplane, you'll need to keep Travel Mode on to continue…
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