Fastest way to input text on Vision Pro

We scientifically prove it!

Apart from the weight, the discomfort, the isolation and the expense, the one thing everyone hates about Vision Pro is the typing experience.

Hunting and pecking with two fingers on a virtual floating keyboard is painful, and painfully slow.

Of course, Vision Pro supports Bluetooth keyboards, so if you’re a touch typist, connecting your Mac keyboard should help a lot.

However, our writer D. Griffin Jones scientifically tested all the different text input methods, and came to some surprising conclusions. Bluetooth keyboards aren’t actually much better, but he did find a great way to input text that he wasn’t expecting.

Also in today’s newsletter:

  • A lot of Vision Pro early adopters are returning their headsets, including a majority of readers of this newsletter; see yesterday’s poll results below. Of course, polls like this aren’t scientific, but it’s still surprising that 76% of yesterday’s poll respondents are returning their Vision Pro. 76%!!!! A whopping 45% of those said it’s because the headset is too isolating. Only 26% said they were keeping it, and 12% remain undecided. And this is among readers of a newsletter called Cult of Mac Today!!!!

  • If you are keeping your Vision Pro, good news: TikTok just launched its Vision Pro app. And these new games for Vision Pro look like a lot of fun. Wave goodbye to what little productivity you ever had.

  • Apple’s beefing up its iPhone chips for next-gen generative AI features in the upcoming iOS 18.

  • I’m a huge fan of portable CarPlay screens, which make it cheap and easy to add Apple’s infotainment system to old jalopies. This 9-inch CarPlay screen is easy to mount and is currently on sale. So are AirPods Pro 2, which are within $1 of their lowest price.

— Leander Kahney, EIC.

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One more thing ...

You’ve got to start with the customer experience and work backwards to the technology. You can’t start with the technology and try to figure out where you’re going to try to sell it. And I’ve made this mistake probably more than anybody else in this room. And I’ve got the scar tissue to prove it. And I know that it’s the case.

— Steve Jobs, 1997.

Today’s poll

How sick are you of Vision Pro, Vision Pro, Vision Pro?

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Results from yesterday’s poll: Are you returning your Apple Vision Pro?

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