Apple gave employees who worked on Vision Pro gifts but people are seriously unimpressed

  • Apple has gifted its employees to thank them for “helping the world say hello to Apple Vision Pro”
  • But it hasn’t gone down well
  • Some people say it’s a nice gesture, but others think Apple should’ve just given them a

Published on Feb 12, 2024 at 7:28 PM (UTC+4)
by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

Last updated on Feb 14, 2024 at 1:29 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Alessandro Renesis

In a seemingly thoughtful gesture, Apple has gifted its employees to thank them for “helping the world say hell to Apple Vision Pro” – but it hasn’t gone down well.

The $3,500 headset only dropped on 2 February.

Touted by the tech giant to be a “spatial computer” the Vision Pro is already firmly part of the zeitgeist.

READ MORE! Crowds marvel as man strolls through London wearing Vision Pro and walking Robodog

With the AR goggle-like glasses over your eyes you can see the world around you plus screens, apps and buttons.

In the words of Apple: it “seamlessly blends digital content with the physical world”.

Much like the intentions of Neuralink.

However, if you’d spent a few years working day and night to make the product – maybe you’d expect to receive one yourself?

Such is the norm in many industries when a movie, video game or piece of tech moves from prototype to production.

That’s the topic trending on social media recently week after Apple employees shared their ‘thank you’ for their hard work.

A small black card features a reflective outline of the Apple Vision Pro in a shimmering, pearlescent metallic.

Kevin Aubin, sharing as @kaubin on X, posted a picture of the controversial gift.

The message underneath the picture reads: “Thank you for helping the world say hello to Apple Vision Pro.”

Some argued that it was a nice memento and way of recognition to mark the milestone consumer release.

However others weren’t impressed, considering the Apple Vision Pro required a huge investment in time and effort for a milestone consumer release.

“Is that a picture/picture frame? Wouldn’t a nice gift be … a Vision Pro?” said one comment.

“When iPhone come out people who worked on iPhone 2g,” said another.

However, it could be argued that this expensive Apple tech is in seriously high demand.

What’s more, Apple would have to gift a lot of headsets to make sure every employee received one.

It seems the compromise that Apple reached is to give their employees a 25% discount on the Vision Pro if they want one to use IRL.

Although, considering the first reactions to people using them in public they may choose to sit this one out.

Plus, considering some Apple employees framed the ‘thank you’ – it seems they were pleased with the recognition.

And isn’t that all that matters?

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Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

London-based Amelia cut her journalistic teeth covering all things lifestyle, wellness and luxury in the UK capital. Fast-forward a decade and the experienced content creator and editor has put pen to paper for glossy magazines, busy newsrooms and coveted brands. When her OOO is on you can find her spending quality time with her young family, in the gym or exploring the city she loves.