Apple’s Ridiculously Priced Vision Pro Headset Sparks Memes | “You No Longer Have to Look At Your Children”
Apple has been belting out some of its finest tech and gadgets in the higher-end price margin for a while now. But if you think their latest MacBook or iPhone is not affordable for common folks then think again because the tech giant has released their brand new Apple Vision Pro headset in the market. However, you can only purchase the futuristic-looking gadget if you are okay with a pocket pinch of $3500.
According to New York Post, Apple CEO Tim Cook introduced the Vision Pro Headset as the company's latest innovation while addressing the Worldwide Developers Conference in California on June 5, 2023. But the price reveal of the expensive gadget left tech lovers gasping in surprise and disbelief as many took to the internet to slam the ridiculously high-end offering from Apple. The tech gurus at the conference also blasted Cook for not handling or wearing the headset during his live presentation.
Welcome to the era of spatial computing with Apple Vision Pro. You’ve never seen anything like this before! pic.twitter.com/PEIxKNpXBs— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) June 5, 2023
On June 6, 2023, Apple CEO also made a Twitter announcement with a video with the caption reading: "Welcome to the era of spatial computing with Apple Vision Pro. You’ve never seen anything like this before!" According to The Poke, Apple's new augmented reality headset will allow users to control using their eyes and voice as well as operate apps by merely waving their hands. Bloomberg tech correspondent, Mark Gurman also took a dig at Cook in a viral tweet that read: "Unless I missed something, it is very curious to me why there are no photos of Tim Cook or other Apple executives actually wearing the Vision Pro.”
For sure a calculated move. There is no reason other than meme control for Tim Cook to be standing next to the biggest product of his tenure rather than wearing. In fact, it just looks strange to not be wearing it. https://t.co/NaGV8dSCys pic.twitter.com/SOXZ2GRuin— Mark Gurman (@markgurman) June 5, 2023
‘Coming out tonight?’— Toby Earle 🇺🇦 (@TobyonTV) June 6, 2023
‘no, I’ve spent $3500 to read emails in 3D’ pic.twitter.com/NQMI7L0WjL
“For sure a calculated move,” Gurman added alongside a photo of Cook standing next to the headset. “There is no reason other than meme control for Tim Cook to be standing next to the biggest product of his tenure rather than wearing it. It just looks strange to not be wearing it,” Gurman continued in the tweet. Twitterati took the hint of Gurman suggesting "meme control" for this new product and the Apple CEO and jumped at this opportunity to troll the new device from the company.
instead of paying $3500 on giant Apple Goggles you can simply give me that money and I will follow you around all day and hold your phone in front of your face so you no longer have to look at your children— Janel Comeau (@VeryBadLlama) June 5, 2023
Thanks to Apple Vision Pro— yash ⟠ (@yash_mk_) June 6, 2023
Gen Z interns can no longer make excuses for not working as their cat is sitting on their computer. pic.twitter.com/b2C0C2rdyG
Tech critic Paris Marx tweeted: "Apple’s Vision Pro headset is a $3500 product designed to isolate you from your environment and strap a screen to your face so you’re constantly making money for tech companies. It’s not a vision for the future of computing we should accept.” Some of the netizens trolled the gadget for its clunky design and insane price tag. Others compared the promotional video posted by Cook for the Vision Pro as an "episode of Black Mirror."
Well, in between all the price debate and Apple trying to boost its game with innovative new products, the question of affordability remains unanswered. Many tech experts predict that the headset might not sell enough and the company will eventually halt its production. For now, we can sit tight and watch the drama in the tech nation unfold while realizing the obvious that most of us cannot afford to purchase this futuristic headset. (Many of us might not even want to!)
For $3500 I will personally come to your house and move your couch closer to the TV— Brian Merchant (@bcmerchant) June 5, 2023
The apple headset looks nice but $3500 for a headset that lets you have like really large iOS apps seems about $2000 too expensive— Ben Dreyfuss (@bendreyfuss) June 5, 2023