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How Apple’s AR Goggles are Coming to Change Sports

On Monday, Apple announced it’s entering the VR space with “Apple Vision Pro,” which was unveiled at WWDC. Little is known about how the headset will work in practice, outside of being the crispest, highest-fidelity set of goggles on the market.

Naturally, Apple aren’t the first to market. True modern VR has been available for years. However, when Apple is involved it tends to be a pretty big deal because the company has a knack for taking an existing product, honing it as close to perfection as they can, and releasing the best possible consumer product as a result.

They also put out products that are expensive and that is no no different here, as Apple Vision Pro will be a mind-boggling $3,499 at launch in early 2024. That’s many magnitudes higher than their competitors, but offers a lot that other headsets don’t.

So, what about sports? 

It’s important to note that Apple is showing these primarily as AR (augmented reality) goggles, with the capability of doing true VR. For example, imagine if you’re able to watch the game on your TV like normal, with a full-court view playing on your goggles?

Imagine how this could apply to the NFL with All-22 video, or to F1 with helmet cams. There’s been a lot of discussion of making sporting events truly VR friendly, but less has been discussed about turning the viewing experience into a form of second-screen experience, but all through the same lens.

The tech is really interesting and captures the imagination, but the question remains whether people will adopt. At a price of $3,499 that’s a pretty large investment. Also, despite numerous attempts, VR hasn’t seen widespread adoption.

Unless there’s a big market for it, there’s little reason that sporting leagues would get onboard and create content for Apple Vision Pro — it just doesn’t make sense to them.


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