Virtual reality

Meta Quest may get the AirPlay function

In the future, Meta Quest owners may be able to stream content from iPhones and other Apple devices via AirPlay, writes UploadVR. Mark Rabkin, vice president of Meta’s VR division, responded to a post by one of the users in X who wrote that it would be nice if headset ... Read more

Vision Pro owners have started returning the headset. What’s the reason?

Some owners of Vision Pro started posting on social media that they had returned the headset due to discomfort while using it, writes The Verge. Former owners say that the headset gives them headaches and motion sickness. Other users also complain about the weight of the device and the design ... Read more

You can now restore access to Vision Pro yourself

Vision Pro owners had an unusual problem – they had to go to the Apple Store to restore access to the headset. However, Apple has already taken user feedback into account and released an update that fixes this situation. According to MacRumors, the company has released a new version of ... Read more

To recover your Vision Pro password, you need to contact the Apple Store

Vision Pro owners who have forgotten their device’s password have only one option: contact the Apple Store, reported by Bloomberg. Apple support is also puzzled by this situation, as they were not prepared for the influx of dissatisfied headset owners who cannot regain access to the device on their own. ... Read more

New Metro Awakening will be exclusive for VR

State of Play showed a trailer for Metro Awakening, a new game in a post-apocalyptic universe that will be exclusive to VR. It is worth noting that Vertigo Games, not 4A Games, was involved in the development. The game will tell a new original story set before Metro 2033, in ... Read more

Apple has sold about 200 thousand Vision Pro

Apple has sold approximately 200 thousand Vision Pro headsets since pre-orders began on January 19. This was reported by MacRumors, citing its own sources familiar with the company’s sales. According to preliminary reports by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, about 160-180 thousand headsets were sold during the pre-order week, so it looks ... Read more

Apple has shown a demo video of Vision Pro: this is what it looks like to control, communicate, work, and play in a mixed reality headset

Last week, Apple once again gathered media representatives who were the first to see and test the new augmented reality headset. The 30-minute sessions were designed to demonstrate space navigation and control, make short calls, work with the Mac, and have fun (watching photos and videos, movies, etc.). Before that, ... Read more

Pre-orders for Apple Vision Pro have reached 160,000 to 180,000 units, but demand for the headset is not growing

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo shared an analysis of pre-orders for Apple’s Vision Pro mixed reality headset, which shows that the company was able to sell 160 000 to 180 000 units during the first weekend. The instant sellout and subsequent extension of delivery times to 5-7 weeks initially seemed like a ... Read more

YouTube, Spotify and Netflix won’t make accessories for Apple Vision Pro

YouTube and Spotify, the leading video and music streaming platforms, have decided not to develop their own apps for Apple’s upcoming Vision Pro mixed reality headset. The decision follows a similar move by Netflix, according to Bloomberg. YouTube said that it will not launch a new app for the Vision ... Read more

The Apple Vision Pro headset impressed reviewers. However, there are still questions about the gadget

Sales of the Apple Vision Pro mixed reality headset are just around the corner. The company is preparing its staff and store network for this event. At the same time, it is organizing private demonstrations for media representatives.  For example, Victoria Song from The Verge, Cherlynn Lowe and Dana Wallman ... Read more

Apple plans to give Vision Pro buyers a 25-minute headset demo

Customers interested in purchasing Apple’s new Vision Pro headset may have to prepare for a comprehensive in-store experience, reports Mark Gurman of Bloomberg. Beginning February 2, select Apple Stores in the United States will offer a detailed 25-minute demonstration of how to use the headset. This demonstration, which was initially ... Read more

Vision Pro will officially go on sale on February 2

Apple has officially announced that the Vision Pro augmented reality headset will go on sale on February 2, but only in the US so far. Pre-orders will start on January 19. The price is $3,499, with additional lenses available for $99 and $149. The base model of the headset will ... Read more

Qualcomm unveils new chip to compete with Apple’s Vision Pro

Qualcomm has introduced the new Snapdragon XR2 Plus Gen 2 chip, which is capable of rendering images of higher quality than Apple’s Vision Pro, reports The Verge. The chip will be used for a mixed reality platform that Qualcomm is working on with Samsung and Google. The Snapdragon XR2 Plus ... Read more

Apple plans to release Vision Pro in February and increases production of the headset

Apple is ramping up production of the Vision Pro mixed reality headset and plans to launch the product in February. This is reported by Bloomberg, referring to people familiar with the case. At the factories in China, production of the new headset has been going at full speed for several ... Read more

Legendary band Kiss aims for digital immortality with avatars

The iconic rock band Kiss has completed its farewell tour The End of the Road with the final performance in New York’s Madison Square Garden. However, the band, known for its theatrical performances and unique style, surprised fans by showing their digital avatars during the encore. The move marks a ... Read more

Rats can have imagination like humans. This was discovered thanks to virtual reality

Rats can be as imaginative as humans. This conclusion was reached by specialists at the Janelia Research Campus of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in the United States, writes Slashdot. The researchers found that rodents can imagine desired places and objects that are not in front of them. Just like ... Read more

Apple may release a cheaper version of Vision Pro

Apple is working on a cheaper version of the Vision Pro mixed reality headset. The first device will cost $3,500, while the company wants to release a model that will range from $1,500 to $2,500, reports Bloomberg. The simplified version of the headset will have lower-resolution displays and use an ... Read more

Apple and Meta are preparing to release next-generation mixed reality headsets

Apple and Meta are preparing to launch their mixed reality headsets – Vision Pro and Quest 3. However, both companies are already deep into the development of next-generation models, reports Mark Gurman of Bloomberg. Apple Vision Pro, which is scheduled to be released early next year, has encountered problems during ... Read more

Mark Zuckerberg gave an interview to Lex Friedman in virtual reality

Mark Zuckerberg gave an interview to Lex Friedman. The conversation was extraordinary because it took place in virtual reality, and its participants used photorealistic Codec Avatars by Meta, writes Upload VR. Both Mark and Lex used Quest Pro VR headsets during their interviews at Metaverse. One of its features is ... Read more

Meta presents Quest 3 mixed reality headset

Meta has introduced Quest 3, a mixed reality headset that allows users to interact with the real world and immerse themselves in virtual worlds. In this way, Meta plans to compete with Apple’s Vision Pro headset. The base model Quest 3 with 128 GB of storage starts at $499.99 in ... Read more

Nostalgic: Apple Vision Pro already has a Windows XP emulator

In preparation for the release of Apple Vision Pro, the company is already offering third-party developers the opportunity to test their own software, including the visionOS operating system simulator. It has already tried to run a port of Windows XP, which managed to boot the system. UTM, a developer of ... Read more

Before the start of sales, test samples of Apple Vision Pro are unlikely to be “forgotten in the bar”

Earlier this week, Apple opened applications for test versions of the Apple Vision Pro headset. For the company, this means that the gadget will leave the thick walls of its “native” laboratories and fall into the hands of third-party developers. But Apple is known for its thirst for secrecy and ... Read more

Apple has released an application SDK for visionOS. Next month, test sites will open and applications for the Vision Pro developer kit will open

Apple’s mixed reality headset presentation Vision Pro was accompanied by a promise to developers of the necessary tools to create a software component. And the company did not delay in providing the SDK. “Starting today, Apple’s global community of developers will be able to create an entirely new class of ... Read more

How will Apple Vision Pro change the industry? MacPaw engineers discuss

From June 5 to 9, the annual conference for developers from Apple – Worldwide Developers Conference was held. Along with the usual updates, Apple finally introduced the long-awaited new augmented reality device — Apple Vision Pro, which immediately caused a lot of thought and discussion. Will the Apple Vision Pro ... Read more

Zuckerberg says there are “no magical solutions” in Apple Vision Pro

Apple’s Vision Pro augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) headset doesn’t represent any major technological breakthroughs that Meta is exploring. This was stated by Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, writes The Verge. “From what I’ve seen initially, I’d say the good news is that there’s no kind of magical solutions that they ... Read more