Apple In The Hotseat After Reviewer Confirms Its Vision Pro’s Eyesight Feature Doesn’t Work

For months, we’ve seen tech giant Apple speak about how its Vision Pro entails features that set it far apart from all others in the industry.

Now, a reviewer is casting serious doubt on the iPhone maker’s claims after adding that one of the key features of the new Vision Pro Eyesight does not work. And that’s shocking considering how much Apple has marketed the product as one of the best in the industry.

When you consider a wide array of real-life examples, you’ll find how Apple has always spoken about this technology being one of the best out there. But in reality, one reviewer says that’s far from the truth.

CEO Tim Cook took out the time to argue about how AR is far more superior and entertaining than the world of VR. The former was better as it did not isolate individuals from the community arising around it. Moreover, this is where the entire EyeSight product range came into existence from this notion as it ensured users were well aware and engaged in everything in their surroundings.

When an individual is approached by another during the whole Vision Pro endeavor, you’ll see it activate the Pass Through initiative so they can be seen. The same is the case with EyeSight as a true or clear representation is witnessed through the viewer’s perspective.

But Apple is not paying heed to all of the criticism being rolled out in its direction. It’s definitely something extra that is being hurled in the company’s direction after the launch took center stage. One reason could be linked to the fact that there are hardly any reviews or tutorials that showcase what more can be expected so now, websites are slowly but surely transforming into gossip areas instead of true places where technology should be promoted instead of ridiculed.

The VP for the company’s human interface domain explained how this feature is doing great in terms of adding something useful and new. He says that the goal of the endeavor is to ensure those wearing the product feel at ease and are not weary of what’s going on in the surroundings.

This is the reason why the tech giant has spent millions to ensure guests remain comfortable and also to ensure it’s all natural and light, quite like what you’d see in normal life.

Covering the eye region might seem to be a great place to start but that really does take quite a bit away, the company mentioned in terms of connecting with others. So they worked long and hard to make sure the concept of this offering was such that it retained links to the real world out there today.

But the reviewer in question is not someone who does not know his tech. It’s none other than Jason Cross from Macworld who shed light on how the feature is so poor that it hardly works, causing him to label it as a useless offering.

What’s even more shocking is how it’s not just him that feels this way. There were plenty of sample images extracted from videos that were clicked by other reviewers and those that used the Vision Pro too.

Such EyeSight displays had a lot of issues and they rendered the matter to be one that was blurry. This meant it failed to serve its main purpose and the quality of the front display is what really impacted the lenticular lens too.

The display in question is quite narrow and it’s not even the half size of the headset’s front side. Moreover, the brightness is greatly reduced and it’s shocking because the headset in general is quite glossy in esthetics that bright highlights are witnessed from all aspects.

If you wish to see a person’s eyes correctly, the room should be lit dimly. This is the point where there would be pass-throughs that transform it all into grainy messes and that’s what reviewers are not happy with either.

Can the matter be fixed through software updates, as has been the case with Apple’s other leading range of products? We don’t think so and we feel it might need new hardware to begin with.

Apple's Pass Through feature in Vision Pro Eyesight aims for seamless integration, but reviewers highlight issues with clarity and functionality.
Photo: Unsplash / @gronemo

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