So…let’s suppose I am now in the possession of a Vision Pro (yes, it’s 2024). A friend comes over and sees the goggles…and asks if he can try them out. Or maybe my wife wants to see how they work. How will this sharing work? I already know that the custom adjustments for my eyesight may present a problem. What other obstacles might we trip over? Are they readily solvable? Or is a pair of goggles only intended to be used by one person?
Supposedly also the Light Seal part is also personalized such that it fits snug to your head.
Well, my first thought was that they did a bunch of half-hour personal demos at WWDC, so the device must be sharable to some extent, no?
I don’t know how they exactly did those parts, perhaps they had multiple fits in hand. I do know that for the personal demos they gave tech journalists after the intro event, they measured their heads using an iPhone app to choose the proper sized shield. I remember Joanna Stern detailing how that process went, but I’m afraid her WSJ article is now behind a paywall.
All good questions for which we won’t have answers until Apple releases more information.
Listening to the Talk Show (Gruber was one of the lucky ones), they had a collection of both light seals and corrective lenses on hand for the demos. I believe there is a mode where one can turn off the iris scanning to allow someone else to use it, but without a tight-fitting seal, the experience might be less than optimal. Of course, corrective lenses would also be a problem (I would guess that the optics are set for infinity so that anyone with good distant vision should not need lenses).
FWIW, this is part of what I see as the second biggest obstacle to widespread adoption of Vision Pro: sharing limitations. Not only sharing in the sense of the questions I asked here…but sharing in the sense of someone else viewing what I’m seeing when wearing Vision Pro. With a Mac, when I open a spreadsheet, someone standing behind me can just look over my shoulder to see what I am seeing. With Vision Pro, I have no clear idea how a similar effect would be achieved. Does Apple plan a feature, for example, where what I am seeing through Vision Pro could also be seen on any nearby Mac? That would at least be something.