On Monday, popular tech YouTuber Marques Brownlee shared another video in which he highlighted the most significant things missing from Apple Inc.’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) first-generation mixed reality headset, Vision Pro.
What Happened: Brownlee began his video by comparing the Vision Pro and Meta’s Quest 3, saying, “There are things that the Quest 3 does that if the Vision Pro did it, it would feel like it’s a revolutionary change to this thing.”
He went on to say that while Apple Vision Pro is an “interesting” product, it doesn’t do much and detailed the list of things the headset is currently missing.
Brownlee said using Apple Vision Pro can feel isolating because users are always alone within the headset even though it offers immersive experiences while doing productivity tasks or watching movies.
He gave the example of “Rec Room,” a social and interactive VR game that can be played on Quest headset, saying, “it’s just way more social and interactive and fun that way.”
“Just sharing a virtual environment someone builds with anyone anywhere in the world seems like a no-brainer. Like, being able to watch a movie in a virtual movie theater with someone else who also gets a seat in that movie theater, playing an obvious multiplayer game in the same environment. Like, this stuff is pretty basic with VR,” the YouTuber said.
Window Memory For Multi-Locations
Brownlee’s second limitation was the functionality of Apple Vision Pro when used in different locations, such as home and work.
He said that when transitioning between multiple spaces, opening apps in a new location causes them to disappear from the last place, requiring users to rearrange them manually upon returning.
“I wonder if you could set up like little beacons. Like, all it really probably needs is like a QR code or some visual identifier, but basically, you get home, you put the headset on, it sees the beacon, and then it goes, ‘Oh, I’m at home,’ and then it puts your windows all the way up where it already knows you usually have them for work, and so you basically just kick back on the couch, put the headset on, and you don’t have to re-set up each window in all…