Apple’s new product, Vision Pro, is going to be a flop, claims Billy Markus, the creator of Dogecoin. The first trillion-dollar company unveiled one of the most anticipated headsets, which combines virtual and augmented reality for $3,499.
Apple has introduced such super hit products as the iPhone, Apple Watch, and Mac Book in the last two decades. Now the $2.65 trillion-valued company has launched another line with Vision Pro.
The era of spatial computing is here. Where digital content blends seamlessly with your physical space. So you can do the things you love in ways never before possible. This is Apple Vision Pro.
— Apple (@Apple) June 5, 2023
There is a lot of speculation around the internet regarding the future of Apple Vision Pro.
Billy Markus, known on Twitter as Shibetoshi Nakamoto, has claimed the company’s new product will flop. Markus is credited as creating Dogecoin together with Jackson Palmer in 2013.
“My 30+ years as a technology thought leader gives me unparalleled insight into the future, and Apple will go the way of Meta with their big bet on the metaverse – backwards. 100%,” tweeted Markus.
Follow up Tweets suggest that Markus’ comments should be taken with a grain of salt.
– it costs more than i wanna spend and i am big mad
— Shibetoshi Nakamoto (@BillyM2k) June 6, 2023
A Microsoft HoloLens 2.0?
There is some variation in opinion, with opinions both positive and negative on the Vision Pro.
“What Apple introduced today was a joke and almost 10yrs late. The Microsoft HoloLens was released in 2016 for around $3500. It was basically a “flop” like the Apple Vision Pro will be,” tweeted Sameer Mohsin.
Despite the criticism regarding its price, there are still people around the world are desperate to try the headset.
“Vision Pro can be the start of something amazing or it can be a complete flop, I honestly have no idea… but one thing is for sure – I WANT TO TRY THIS THING SO BAD RIGHT NOW!” tweeted Gregory McFadden.
Additionally, another Twitter user believes that Apple is trying to create “a new computing system.” A fundamentally “new way to be productive in the modern world.”
Not just one thing, but a platform
Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, has said that the Vision Pro is not any singular thing.
“You can immerse yourself in movies, TV shows, and sports and feel like you’re right there. You can take photos and videos and then enjoy those and bring memories as if you were there; it’s not about one thing; it is a platform,” stated Cook.
The Apple boss also stated the company is waiting to “unleash it on the developers” so they can begin to “work on an application for it.”
Most advanced electronic equipment
If anything got the most attention after the launch of Vision Pro, it was the price, without a doubt.
“I don’t know” was the immediate answer of Cook when asked, “If the average person will be able to afford?”
— Ben Geskin (@BenGeskin) June 6, 2023
“It’ll cost $3499 and it will be available early next year. It’s the most advanced piece of electronics equipment out there it is tomorrows engineering today. So you’re going to live in the future and you’re going to do it today,” stated Cook.
Despite the price, some of the users are already impressed with the experience it provides.
“The Apple Vision Pro made me a more productive programmer…,” tweeted one user.