Apple Vision Pro buyers returning headsets due to discomfort, productivity issues: report


The Apple Vision Pro first went on sale in the US on February 2. With the company's stipulated 14-day return window approaching, there is a growing trend of early buyers returning headsets. A recent report claims that most people are returning due to major physical discomforts, while others are also facing productivity issues. Despite initial excitement over the new Apple device and its hefty price tag, customers are unwilling to compromise on comfort or ease of access.

The Verge wrote in a recent report that there is a growing trend of Apple Vision Pro buyers on social media platforms claiming to return or planning to return their mixed reality headsets. The report cites many customers complaining of physical discomfort, including headaches, motion sickness, and eye irritation, which is linked to the headset's weight and strap design. Notably, the Vision Pro can weigh up to 650 grams depending on its configuration. Add to this the battery pack, which is connected externally via a cable, which itself weighs 353 grams.

However, the report notes that virtual reality headset users “have reported dry eyes and redness for years,” and that nearly all wearable devices have varying drawbacks depending on their compatibility with each unique human body. Are there. For example, smart ring users face problems with misfitting, while smartwatch users may be troubled by the disproportionate size and weight of the watch capsule compared to the size of a person's wrist.

The report also states that some Apple Vision Pro users are not happy with the productivity of the 'spatial computer' as opposed to a normal PC or laptop, especially considering its much higher price range. Its price starts at $3,499 (roughly Rs. 2.9 lakh) for the base 256GB option, while the 512GB and 1TB options are priced at $3,699 (roughly Rs. 3.07 lakh) and $3,899 (roughly Rs. 3.24 lakh), respectively. The report said users complained that “looking at the Figma screen makes them feel dizzy” and that it becomes difficult to multitask and switch between tabs. One user also claimed that Vision Pro does not support all file types.

Another user on social media noted Even though Apple claims that the Apple Vision Pro supports 1,000 dedicated applications and is compatible with over 1.5 million applications, the AR/VR headset does not support many “useful” apps, which can further impact one’s productivity. Can do.

However, many Apple Vision Pro users on the return train are still excited about the technology, the report claims, as some of them will be willing to try out the improved second generation of the headset. Readers should also be advised to take this report with a pinch of salt as it is not supported by relevant data and is almost entirely anecdotal.

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg was also not impressed with the Apple Vision Pro. In a video posted to his Instagram account on Tuesday, Zuckerberg reviewed Apple headsets and concluded that Meta's own Quest 3 headset was “the better product, period.”

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