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The Hi-Times

The student news site of Broughton High School in Raleigh, North Carolina

The Hi-Times

The student news site of Broughton High School in Raleigh, North Carolina

The Hi-Times

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Apple Vision Pro

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The Apple Vision Pro when worn

   Starting at  $3,499, the Apple Vision Pro has been receiving mixed reviews since its announcement on June 5, 2023. It is scheduled to become available for purchase in early 2024. This “spatial computer”, as Apple refers to it, is a virtual reality headset controlled by your hands, eyes, and voice.

   Some unique features the Apple Vision Pro offers are 3D viewing, the ability to overlap and open many apps, accurate shadowing colors, viewing screens being as big or as small as you want, a pocket-sized battery, and the ability to change the appearance of the entire environment you’re in.

   With the many benefits and advancements this gear offers, there also come many disadvantages. These include the battery only lasting 2 hours when unplugged, the goggle-like appearance, and the claimed seamless blend with real-world sounds which may potentially make viewers confuse artificial sounds with reality. 

   One overwhelming disadvantage to the Apple Vision Pro is the way that humans now have the opportunity to be constantly connected online. With notifications persistently coming up, this new technology might overwhelm the customer when using it in their daily life. 

   Considering the negatives and positives, I believe that the Apple Vision Pro is useful for jobs where many screens at once are helpful like finance and investment workers but may eventually create excessive reliance and time spent on the internet. 

   As high school students, the Apple Vision Pro would be helpful when taking notes coming from different sources. However, this technology may be included in the “bell to bell no cell” policy, so this technology could only be used at home. For high school students and teachers, many people believe this product does not assist very much in completing work. “I think the Apple Vision Pro is virtually useless and not necessary and a waste of money for normal civilians,” says Junior, Madison Pulley.

About the Contributor
Carmen Divincenzo, Reporter