The Apple Vision Pro is still over a year away from release, but it’s already making headlines. Most recently, we mention that it’s Visual Search feature, which promises to change the way we interact with the real world. Now we’ve learned that it will also have a Guest Mode that lets you share the headset with friends. Here are the details.
Apple Vision Pro’s $3,500 Headset Just Got More Affordable with The Guest Mode
The Vision Pro is one of the most expensive Apple products in recent years. It will cost $3,500 when it releases in 2024. That’s a lot of money, so you might be considering co-owning it with someone or borrowing it from a friend. Or, you might be worried about people being able to see your private information if you let them try your headset. Fortunately,Apple has thought of all of these concerns. The Vision Pro will have a “Guest Mode” that allows you to share the headset with others without giving them access to your personal data.
As you may know, the Apple Vision Pro was introduced with eye recognition technology, a feature we’ve seen before in the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. The company has dubbed this technology Optic ID, which identifies the iris of the user to determine if the device is being used by the owner. Apple has developed a connected Guest Mode feature for this, which allows other people to use an Apple Vision Pro without accessing your personal files.
Guest Mode will be enabled by default, but owners will be able to disable it if they want to keep their data private. When Guest Mode is enabled, other people will be able to use the headset to access the web, watch videos, and use other apps. However, they will not be able to access the owner’s photos, messages, or other personal data.