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Vision Pro's big problem
The headset has a major issue nobody's talking about.
Apple has a huge problem with the Vision Pro that no one has talked about: It’s highly addictive!
That’s according to Nick Bilton, a Vanity Fair reporter who got behind-the-scenes access for a big article published Thursday.
Bilton realized the problem after using Vision Pro for an extended time, and being disappointed when he took it off and had to deal with the real world.
He says Vision Pro is “like a drug” that offers a “dopamine hit.”
It’s "tech fentanyl” that makes the real world boring and flat, and devices like the iPhone or high-def screens look ancient by comparison.
The piece is also notable because it includes a photo of Tim Cook wearing the headset in his office at Apple Park. In the background, sitting on his desk, is an iPad that doesn’t look like any iPad in Apple’s current lineup. Is it a prototype iPad yet to be announced?
Also in today’s newsletter:
With Vision Pro hitting stores Friday, Apple says there are already 600 spatial apps and games waiting for it.
If you love keyboards — who doesn’t! — this is a killer customizable mechanical keyboard.
Why — and when — do AirTag trackers make noise?
These great iPad styluses and tips are already way cheaper than Apple’s, and they are now 20% off.
And you can get a whopping $400 off the 15-inch MacBook Air model that you really want.
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Tweetz o’ the day
Tim Cook on the cover of Vanity Fair.
— Basic Apple Guy (@BasicAppleGuy)
Feb 1, 2024
This is an Apple patent from 2007
— Ian Zelbo (@ianzelbo)
Feb 1, 2024
First day working at WSJ's offices with the Vision Pro on. People keep coming by, laughing at me and asking if I'm even working. First of all, I'm always working. Second of all, I'm writing my newsletter for tomorrow on a giant Mac monitor. Third of all, I can see you all naked. twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
— Joanna Stern (@JoannaStern)
Feb 1, 2024
Wow cool I will try this!
— Figen (@TheFigen_)
Jan 31, 2024
One more thing ...
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. It takes a lot of hard work to make something simple, to truly understand the underlying challenges and come up with elegant solutions.
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Results from yesterday’s poll: What do you think of Vision Pro's EyeSight feature?
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