Apple Vision Pro is a standalone hardware device that has its own processors and does not require a connection to a Mac or an iPhone to operate, but it is able to interface with other Apple devices. With the Mac, for example, the Vision Pro can serve as a Mac display.
Apple says that there’s a Mac Virtual Display feature that works wirelessly with the Mac. You can bring your Mac’s display into Vision Pro and “place it anywhere in space.” You can see each of your Mac apps individually, arranging them in a way that works for you.
According to Apple, the Vision Pro is meant to serve as a “private, portable 4K display” when used with a Mac. Connecting is as simple as looking at a compatible Mac while wearing the Apple Vision headset.
You can connect Mac accessories to the Vision Pro, including the Magic Keyboard and the Magic Trackpad for input purposes. Attaching Bluetooth accessories allows for a typical Mac workflow to continue to be used, with the display replaced by Vision Pro.
Vision Pro is set to launch in early 2024, so we won’t know more about how it functions as an actual Mac display replacement until closer to that date. The headset is priced starting at $3,499.
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