Apple’s Vision Pro headset launched earlier this week at WWDC 2023 and the response has been quite overwhelming, with people expressing radical views. Now an Apple developer Platforms of the State video shows the Vision Pro headset connected to a USB dongle – and has sparked debate online about what it could be.
The video shows what appears to be a USB-C adapter connected to the right side of the Vision Pro headset. And – as noted by MacRumors – in one shot the adapter appears to have a USB-C cable, leading to a Mac Studio in one shot. So it’s possible that the adapter is used to establish a direct connection to a Mac for visionOS app development, but its use isn’t clear at this point.
In addition, it is possible that it is just a development device that Apple uses internally and is not designed for developers or public use. Additionally, MacRumors goes on to note that Apple will be making Vision Pro developer kits available to developers in July, so more should become clear then.
Apple’s Vision Pro is scheduled for release next year, in 2024, but initially only in the US. The headset is the company’s first new product line in years, following the launch of the Apple Watch in 2015. The iPhone maker claims it is a “spatial computer” – designed to blend the digital with the physical world – while present and aware of their surroundings.