With the device set for a public release on Friday, Feb. 2, Vanity Fair is sharing its cover story and sit-down interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook.
What Happened: The Apple Vision Pro has been eagerly anticipated by Apple fans and augmented reality enthusiasts for years, and they will finally be able to get their hands on the headsets Friday with a starting price of $3,499.
“Vision Pro is a new kind of computer that augments reality, (it) will change the way we collaborate, work, enjoy entertainment,” Cook said when unveiling the device.
Cook recalled his first experience with the Vision Pro six to eight years ago, before it had its current name, according to an interview with Vanity Fair.
“You weren’t really wearing it at that time. It wasn’t wearable by any means of the imagination,” Cook said.
During the interview, Cook wears the Apple Vision Pro and is seen on screens appearing on the moon.
“Tim Cook is on the moon! He’s sitting right there. On the f***ing moon!” the interviewer said.
While he’s on the Moon thanks to the Vision Pro, the Apple CEO is also able to see other Apple employees in the room and can see his own hands, something other headsets haven’t delivered on.
“I’ve known for years we would get here. I didn’t know when, but I knew that we would arrive here,” Cook added.
Cook called the technology of the Vision Pro “mind-blowing.”
“We live in a 3D world, but the content that we enjoy is flat.”
Cook said it’s hard to predict exactly what the future will look like.
“What we do is we get really excited about something and then we start pulling the string and see where it takes us. And yes, we’ve got things on the road maps and so forth, and yes, we have a definitive point of view. But a lot of it is also the exploration and figuring out.”
Apple executives praised the device while speaking to the Vanity Fair author.
“It feels like we’ve reached into the future and grabbed this product. You’re putting the future on your face,” Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Greg Joswiak said.
Acclaimed movie director James Cameron also praised the Vision Pro to Vanity Fair.
“I would say my experience was religious,” Cameron said. “I was skeptical at…