POV video shows how the Apple Vision glasses work in public

  • Apple Vision Pro glasses are a “spatial computer”.
  • They dropped on 2 February
  • One TikToker wanted to test them out IRL and see just how “seamless” they really are

Published on Feb 05, 2024 at 3:53 PM (UTC+4)
by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

Last updated on Feb 05, 2024 at 8:42 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Alessandro Renesis

While it didn’t work out for Google, Apple Vision Pro glasses are hoping to integrate the real world with the digital world.

The brand new headset dropped on 2 February.

Apple Vision Pro is touted as the tech giant to be a “spatial computer”.

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So what does that actually mean?

With the VR 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.

While Meta Smart glasses and Google Glass did it first – Apple are hoping they’ve finally cracked it.

Even some cars, like the LG Alpha-able, blends tech with reality.

One TikToker @lukemianiyt – “the guy with all the Macs” – decided to take them for a spin in the real world.

He admitted to feeling “a little silly” as he went to grab a bite to eat.

This was compounded by the fact that the headset drew comments, attention and even people asking to take his photo wearing the bulky tech.

He described it as “causing a bit of a ruckus” admitting nobody has attacked us for being incredibly weird – so I would call that a success”.

However, despite mainly positive attention from passers by, the Apple Vision Pro had several drawbacks.

First Luke mentions that the Low Light Mode makes the world around him “blurry” – however the latency is impressive.

In terms of functionality however, Luke’s verdict is that you “can’t really use it while you’re moving”.

He attempts to bring up apps with the headset and walks right through them before he’s able to interact with them.

Thinking Travel Mode could resolve the issue, we watch him go through the process of switching.

However the tech seems to glitch when he does that, leaving Luke that it’s “not to be used while walking”.

Wait – isn’t that the entire point?

Nevertheless, Luke’s overall review is a positive one as he rates the debut as “10/10 would do again”.

The comment section, meanwhile, was a little less optimistic.

“But what problem is it solving?” one person queried.

“It makes you stay on your phone at all times,” said another.

While others argued that if nobody had jumped on the “brick phone era” bandwagon we’d still be relying on landlines to stay in touch.

Others reasoned they’d wait for several upgrades giving the Apple Vision Pro the chance to slim down and iron out the bugs.

One quipped that they’d wait until “the contact lens version of it comes out”.


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.