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  • You've heard all about it.

  • Apple's Vision Pro.

  • It's the company's biggest bet yet on a future beyond the iPhone.

  • Let's do this.

  • Yes, I got my hands on it and didn't take it off my face for 24 hours.

  • Oh, amazing.

  • Or at least the better part of 24 hours.

  • Ugh, that feels really nice.

  • Ever since Apple announced this headset, I've wondered how is it going to fit in our lives?

  • We've already got screens everywhere.

  • What does this $3,500 face computer do better?

  • Since I couldn't test it for long stretches in my real house.

  • Can you see my eyes?

  • No.

  • I headed to the Pocono Mountains and rented this ski cabin because what are these really, if not super high tech ski goggles?

  • No one's gonna know.

  • So it's noon, which is the start of this journey.

  • What could go wrong?

  • As soon as you put on the headset, you see the real world.

  • Right here is a grid of apps.

  • The home screen.

  • You just look at what you wanna select, then you use your hands to select it.

  • Right now I'm looking at settings, now App Store, Notes, photos, Safari, and to select one I just pinch.

  • It's really intuitive.

  • And to scroll, you just pinch and drag.

  • The coolest thing is how you can place apps all around you.

  • Apple calls this spatial computing.

  • So I can start writing over here in a document in front of me.

  • I've got email over here on the left

  • and I've got music over here on the right. I was all set up to do some real work, except one big problem.

  • This is typing.

  • Yeah, it's a struggle for anything longer than a quick message.

  • Thankfully, I have never been so happy to see a keyboard.

  • The real game changer for getting work done.

  • Adding in a Mac.

  • We are connected.

  • Yes, you get a giant desktop for your Mac apps and you can run Vision Pro apps right next to them.

  • And you too can have this for the low, low price of.

  • But really, I continued to work in the headset

  • for the next few hours and got a lot done.

  • Next, I had to prepare my persona.

  • Remove Apple Vision Pro to begin capture, fix my hair, lips.

  • Can I get a light?

  • - [Computer] Keep your arms and shoulders relaxed.

  • - See, when you video call in the headset,

  • it can't capture your entire face.

  • Most of the Vision Pro's cameras are pointed outward.

  • So Apple scans your face to create a 3D stand-in for you.

  • - [Computer] Smile with your mouth closed.

  • Capture complete.

  • - It says creating persona. What is going on with my cheeks?

  • - And when I FaceTime people looking like this,

  • it was universally agreed upon.

  • - I think you look awful.

  • - It's like Botox from hell.

  • - They did you so dirty, dog.

  • - What?

  • And yes, FaceTiming with other people in Vision Pro is

  • as crazy as you'd think.

  • Oh my goodness.

  • Sure there's a lot of remarkable tech here,

  • but can you really take me seriously right now?

  • Apple says the persona feature is in beta.

  • That persona scan is also used

  • to show your eyes on the front display

  • so people know you're looking at them.

  • But it can be hard to see. I'm looking right at you.

  • Now, it would be around this point

  • where most people would take a break from this thing.

  • I think it was the combination of FaceTiming

  • and screen recording.

  • But the top of this is very warm.

  • I think it's time to switch into the the dual loop band

  • and feels pretty good.

  • I ended up being happy that Apple didn't strap this

  • thing's battery to my head.

  • I got used to the hanging pack,

  • especially when I put it in this.

  • It's as cool as a Blackberry holster.

  • I had to charge the battery every two to three hours.

  • So most of the time I just stayed plugged into the wall,

  • but not for my next activity.

  • And here is our recipe, balsamic mushroom and sausage pasta.

  • Crouton is a recipe app for the Vision Pro.

  • So I put the window on one side

  • of the kitchen and got cooking.

  • It is not recommended to prepare food while wearing

  • the Apple Vision Pro.

  • Okay, sure. Don't worry.

  • My producers were standing by to make sure I was safe.

  • Prepping food was really natural,

  • especially I could cut onions all day in this.

  • My eyes do not burn.

  • This is amazing, but the absolute best thing.

  • So I see the timer here

  • and now I can move it over the pasta.

  • And now I have a second timer for six minutes

  • that I'm putting over the mushrooms.

  • This is just the coolest.

  • Was it perfect?

  • No.

  • You're still looking at life on a screen.

  • In low light,

  • I couldn't read things with smaller print

  • because of pixelation.

  • Is there even Pepper coming out? I cannot see it.

  • And some stuff just didn't look like the right color,

  • but the display quality is far better than the other leading

  • though far more affordable headset.

  • The $500 Meta Quest 3.

  • This is pretty much ready.

  • That's very good.

  • (pensive music)

  • What should I watch?

  • Let's start with some Apple TV.

  • You can create a giant personal home theater

  • in the Vision Pro.

  • Because of rights,

  • I couldn't screen record the 2D

  • or 3D movies and shows that I watched.

  • And even then seeing it in this video

  • wouldn't do it justice.

  • There's Apple TV Plus, Disney Plus and Paramount Plus,

  • but no Netflix or YouTube apps.

  • You have to watch those through the browser.

  • And the cinematic 3D virtual reality

  • videos Apple's offering.

  • This is the kind of stuff that makes me nauseous.

  • I do like one of the virtual reality features.

  • Turn the digital crown on the top of the headset

  • and I am now

  • in 180 degree view of Yosemite.

  • If you're like me and glasses on, you have

  • to get prescription inserts to use The Vision Pro.

  • I just click in like that.

  • Wow. Crazy browser.

  • Okay, I didn't sleep with it. I'm not insane.

  • Morning everyone.

  • (coffee dripping)

  • That sounds delicious.

  • Siri, what's the weather gonna be today?

  • - [Siri] 51 and a chance of Rain.

  • - Perfect skiing conditions.

  • Let me be clear. No one should ski with these on.

  • Apple's very explicit when you first set up the headset

  • to only use it in safe areas.

  • But I headed to Camelback anyway

  • and worked with the mountain to make sure the entire bunny

  • hill was closed off from others.

  • Hi. And I only wore them briefly to record some video.

  • Siri record spatial video. Nope, you gotta press the button.

  • Poles on. Gloves on.

  • Here we go.

  • The Vision Pro's ability to record

  • and then watch Spatial or 3D images

  • and videos is pretty great.

  • You can record spatial video with an iPhone 15 Pro,

  • but hands-free recording is one of the best uses

  • of connected eyewear like Meta's Ray Bans.

  • So what's it like wearing these for a day?

  • Painful, but also insightful.

  • The Vision Pro has every characteristic

  • of a first generation product.

  • It's heavy, it's battery life sucks.

  • There aren't that many great apps yet.

  • And sometimes it's bugged. No.

  • And oof. Personas.

  • But when you imagine a device without those constraints,

  • you see where it could be better than

  • holding a phone to your face.

  • Vision Pro is a cooking computer.

  • For right now,

  • it gives you a pretty great way to work and watch movies.

  • Is that worth $3,500?

  • That's between you and your bank account.