Vision Pro = first Macintosh

Why Apple's AR headset is like the original Mac.

After a flurry of publicity, the buzz surrounding Apple’s Vision Pro headset has dimmed considerably.

Apart from the odd social media post, you don’t see or hear that much about it. Is it a bust?

It’s too early to tell, but it’s useful to look back at the original Mac, and that machine’s initial reception, to put things in perspective. The first Mac faced a lot of the same criticisms as the Vision Pro, but look how things eventually turned out. Plus, Apple’s about to launch the headset in China, one of the company’s biggest markets.

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— Steve Jobs, 2011.

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