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The Apple on Your Eyes

Posted February 02, 2024

Sean Ring

By Sean Ring

The Apple on Your Eyes

Take a bow, Dennis Miller. Your prophetic comedy is about to come to fruition.

Sometime last century - I’ll wager the early 90s, but I can’t be sure - the genius comedian sarkily cranked out this joke:

Television technology continues to grow by leaps and bounds. Scientists estimate by the end of the century, via the means of virtual reality, a man will be able to simulate making love to any woman he wants to through his television set. You know, folks, the day an unemployed iron worker can lay in his Barcalounger with a Fosters in one hand and a channel flicker in the other and f*ck Claudia Schiffer for 1995. It’s going to make crack look like Sanka.

We’re nearly a quarterway into the next century, but who’s counting?

The Beginning of the Beginning

It’s no hyperbole to assume today begins a new age in computing.

Rude Awakening

The first step into a larger world. Credit: Apple

The Apple Vision Pro, Apple's entry into the mixed reality space, is anticipated to impact the market significantly for several reasons. While specific outcomes will depend on its adoption, we can speculate on several fronts based on what's known about Apple's strategies and the tech industry's dynamics:

Innovation and Technology Push: Apple is known for innovating and refining technology, often setting new standards for user experience and device capabilities. The Vision Pro will likely introduce cutting-edge features and optimizations in mixed reality (MR) technology, including advancements in display resolution, field of view, user interface, and integration with existing Apple ecosystems. This could push competitors to accelerate their innovations.

Market Expansion: By entering the mixed reality market, Apple could significantly expand the market's size and consumer base. Apple’s loyal customer base may be more inclined to try MR technology if it's offered by a brand they trust. This could lead to broader adoption of MR technology across various demographics that previously showed little interest in VR (Virtual Reality) or AR (Augmented Reality) headsets. Think about this: how many people do you know with a Meta Headset?

Note: VR replaces reality, while AR and MR augment it. MR offers a more integrated experience than AR, with more complex interactions between real and virtual objects.

Content and Application Development: With the launch of Vision Pro, there's likely to be an increase in the development of MR content, apps, and experiences tailored to the platform. Apple's ecosystem attracts developers, meaning we will see innovative applications and use cases emerging, ranging from entertainment and gaming to education and professional applications. Apple Vision Pro has a chance to succeed where others have failed, with 1 million total apps available at launch plus 600 native visionOS apps.

Competitive Response: Vision Pro's entry into the market will likely prompt competitors to enhance their products, reduce prices, or focus on niche areas where they can differentiate. This could lead to faster innovation cycles across the industry.

Impact on Related Industries: The Vision Pro could also transform related industries, such as content creation, gaming, education, and professional services. For example, it could introduce new ways to interact with digital content, collaborate remotely, or perform specific jobs.

Mainstream Acceptance of MR: One of the Apple Vision Pro's most significant potential impacts is its ability to bring MR technology into the mainstream. Apple's marketing prowess and its focus on user-friendly design could help overcome some of the barriers to MR adoption, such as complexity, discomfort, and a lack of compelling content.

When Apple jumps into an ecosystem, the waves ripple into other ecosystems.

WTF is “Spatial Computing?”

The Vision Pro isn’t just another virtual reality headset; it’s completely different from any other VR headset, leading some to think Mark Zuckerberg has soiled his underoos.

That’s because the Apple Vision Pro is a mixed-reality headset.

That means you can put on your headset and watch a movie while remaining in the real world.

From Apple:

Featuring a brand-new three-dimensional user interface and input system controlled entirely by a user’s eyes, hands, and voice, navigation feels magical. Intuitive gestures allow users to interact with apps by simply looking at them, tapping their fingers to select, flicking their wrist to scroll, or using a virtual keyboard or dictation to type. With Siri, users can quickly open or close apps, play media, and more.

What’s AI Got To Do With It?

When you think of AI, you probably think of ChatGPT, Bing, or maybe even Bard.

And that’s fair enough, as OpenAI, Microsoft, and Google are loud about their AI accomplishments.

But Apple’s big into that space, as well.

From Tom’s Guide:

One thing that Cook mentioned and stressed several times though is that a great deal of the "magic’"in the Vision Pro from Personas to room mapping is powered by AI and machine learning. The company’s first new product category in years is “built on decades of Apple innovation and it’s years ahead of anything else.” 

Although Apple doesn’t like to throw the term AI around like Microsoft does with the new Bing, Cook explained to the investors and analysts on the call that the company is doing a lot of work internally with AI. Cook also said that he sees a “huge opportunity for Apple” with both generative AI and AI overall.

"We will continue to invest in these and other technologies that will shape the future," Cook said. "That includes artificial intelligence where we continue to spend a tremendous amount of time and effort. And we're excited to share the details of our ongoing work in that space later this year."

Cook declined to provide further details on Apple's AI efforts, but his comments come amid reports that iOS 18 figures to put AI features front and center in this year's iPhone software update. Some reports have characterized iOS 18 as the biggest iPhone update ever. 

It’s an exciting time at a company many were about to write off.

James Altucher Sees a 1,000% Return.

German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer once said, “Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see.”

That’s why our resident genius, Paradigm’s Tech Grand Poobah James Altucher, is back again with a massive prediction before the MSM comes close to realizing what’s going on.

Remember, if it’s on the front cover of The Wall Street Journal, it’s too late.

In 2010, James predicted that AAPL would become the world’s first trillion-dollar company when its market cap was only $300 billion. Not only did it reach a trillion dollars, it marched to a market cap of $3 trillion. AAPL registered a 2,879% gain over the next ten years.

Following Steve Jobs’ footsteps, Tim Cook launched Apple’s most exciting product since the iPhone in 2007.

James Altucher wants to tell you all about it. Just click this link to watch the video where James explains everything. You can control the playback speed of the video, so watch it at 1.5x or 2x the speed.

In this video, James reveals why he’s so bullish on a $2 company intimately involved with AAPL and its gaming-changing goggles.

According to James, this stock could go 100x over the next decade.

The video is well worth your time. Head here now.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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