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Apple Announces New Device Including Mixed Reality Headset

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Apple held an event this week to announce updates to their computers, operating systems, and a new mixed reality headset.

  • The Vision Pro mixed reality headset
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  • Lets you partake in both virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) experiences
  • The primary interface displays apps on top of the real world for the wearer
  • People nearby can see the wearer’s eyes through the device using an external display feature that Apple calls EyeSight.
  • Single strip of glass on the front of the device, along with a digital crown that lets you switch in and out of AR and VR
  • External battery pack that’s capable of lasting two hours with a single charge
  • The Vision Pro is priced at $3,499, and it won’t be available until early next year.
  • Will be running on visionOS – Apple’s new VR operating system

  • A bigger 15-inch MacBook Air
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  • 15.3-inch display – a pretty big upgrade to its MacBook Air lineup, which has only featured 13-inch displays up until now.
  • Apple calls it the “world’s thinnest” 15-inch laptop and says it weighs just a little over three pounds.
  • Up to 18 hours of battery life, 500 nits of brightness, and a 1080p webcam. 
  • It costs $1,299, and you can order it now

  • The Mac Studio and Mac Pro get an upgrade with a more powerful M2 Ultra chip
Source: Apple
  • Apple announced that its latest versions of the two desktop devices will have the new M2 Ultra chip, a component that has an up to 24-core CPU and up to 76-core GPU.
  • While the Mac Studio starts at $1,999, the Mac Pro starts at $6,999.

  • A mental health-focused journaling app
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  • Apple has a new app for iOS, called Journal. As its name implies, Journal will encourage you to log your thoughts about recent activities or trips. 
  • Apple says the app is secured with end-to-end encryption and that your logs are stored locally on your device. 
  • The app will arrive later this year.

  • iOS 17 adds a new StandBy display mode and several other features
Source: Apple
  • A new StandBy feature that turns your iPhone’s screen into a smart home-like display when it’s tilted horizontally while charging, allowing it to display essential information, like the time and date.
  • iOS 17 will support transcription for voice messages
  • A new safety-focused Check In feature lets you share your location with someone you’re meeting
  • A NameDrop feature that allows you to easily share your email address or phone number with another iPhone user. 
  • Apple’s dropping the “Hey” portion of its “Hey, Siri” trigger phrase.

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Written by Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline is the founder, Host & Executive Producer of "Into Tomorrow" in addition to being President of the Advanced Media Network".

Dave is also a trusted and familiar voice on many national commercials & narrations in addition to being an authority in consumer tech since 1994. He is also a former Police Officer and an FBI Certified Instructor.

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