I tried out the Apple Vision Pro over the weekend and here are my 3 biggest takeaways

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I’m not the first to think of the Vision Pro as a product made by people from the future with today’s materials. The seamless curves of the front glass, the mix of fabric and texture, and the various sensors that magically track my gaze and hand movements are testaments to Apple’s crack team of industrial designers.

Save for weight distribution and how easily the light seal lifts off the front of the display — meaning you’ll inevitably get your fingerprints on the front glass as it’s a primary touchpoint, I have little to complain about the Vision Pro’s hardware.

Also: 10 Reasons Apple Vision Pro Is Secretly Brilliant

That leaves me with the software front, where Apple’s “first generation product” issues predominate. With native app features randomly disappearing from floating windows that feel half-baked, as if they rushed to meet an aggressive launch window, the software experience of Vision OS 1.0 has already left me counting the days until version 1.1 is released. More news at WWDC, perhaps?

Physical accessory bindings—think Bluetooth keyboards and mice—are at the top of my wish list. While the Vision Pro does an impressive job at arm’s length, even adjusting my skin tone to the immersive environment I’m in, accessories like Apple’s own Magic Keyboard remain hidden. It’s saying goodbye to touch typing or email drafting from the moon.

My minor gripes include the lack of dark mode in iPadOS apps (including Slack and Outlook, which I often find floating around), the inability to rearrange apps on the home screen, and no microphone input for screen recording. All of which, again, may come with future updates. I am optimistic

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