Apple Vision Pro users must wear regular glasses

By: Julie Clover

In the Apple Vision Pro headset, built-in cameras create a customized “Persona” similar to the user, and this Persona is used in video chat applications such as FaceTime.

Creating a Persona involves taking a 3D shot of the face and upper body, but it turns out Apple's technology won't be advanced enough to take glasses into account.

As @M1Astra noted, the VisionOS code requires users to remove anything that covers their face, such as glasses. There doesn't appear to be any secondary scanning mechanism to separately capture a user's glasses, and instead Apple will allow users to “Select glasses” from a variety of options.

‌ VisionOS‌ The code suggests that Vision Pro users will be able to choose from a variety of different glasses and sunglasses options that come in common shapes such as square, round, oval, aviator and others, with thick and thin frames.

Users will likely be able to find something close to their own footage, but there may not be an exact match. It's unclear if color options will be available, but it looks like Apple will offer this level of customization.

Apple uses Vision Pro cameras to translate the user's facial expressions and hand movements into their image. , giving it a more realistic feel that simulates interactions between people.

Characters are one aspect of ‌visionOS‌ that Apple is working on improvements before releasing the Vision Pro headset. In September, Apple began surveying developers who have Vision Pro about their characters, gathering opinions on facial expressions, appearance compatibility and more.

The Vision Pro headset will be released in early 2024 in the US. , and its price will be $3,500.

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