On the heels of unveiling Vision Pro, Apple’s new mixed reality headset, Apple has revealed the AR/VR device will display your actual eyes to those around you while you’re wearing the headset, using a feature it’s called “EyeSight.”
“Your eyes are a critical indicator of connection and emotion, so Vision Pro displays your eyes when someone is nearby,” Apple said during its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on Monday at Apple HQ in Cupertino, California, calling the feature “incredible.”
Apple said during the WWDC keynote that the feature will help provide “important cues to others about what you’re focused on.”
If you’re just scrolling your Vision Pro apps, your eyes will show up on the headset. But if you’re “fully immersed in an experience,” your eyes won’t be shown — which signals those around you that you cannot see them at that moment, according to Apple.
“We also thought hard about how others can interact with you while wearing vision pro eyesight utilizes a unique curved OLED panel with a lenticular lens to project the correct perspective of your eyes to each person looking at you,” Apple said. “The result is a 3D display that makes the device look transparent.”
Your eyes are an important feature for Vision Pro. The tech giant said the unlike all of its previous major platforms, which used a mouse, a click wheel and multi touch, the mixed-reality headset will rely “solely on your eyes, hands and voice.”
“With Vision Pro we set the ambitious goal to design an incredibly intuitive input model for spatial computing,” Apple said. “It’s just you and your content. It’s remarkable and it feels like magic.”