And I Can’t Wait to Get My Hands On It
If you’re a geek and an Apple fan like me, you probably sat through the Apple WWDC opening keynote this week to learn about what would be coming up in the next releases of the operating systems and what new hardware they’d be introducing. To tell the truth, I had my eye on the new 15-inch MacBook Air in midnight. It’s nowhere near as powerful as my existing MacBook Pro, but I’ve been lusting after the color. Oh, Apple Marketing, you know me so well.
And if you follow this stuff, you’d probably also heard the rumors about a new AR (augmented reality) device they were planning to introduce. “Ho Him,” I thought. “For gamers.”
Well, boy was I wrong. I believe that the new Vision Pro will be as transformative as the original Apple computer, as the first Mac, as the first iPhone and the first iPad. That is to say, huge. Despite the hefty price tag. Not transformative for gamers. Not necessarily for families. But for us. For writers.
While watching the demo, I could see myself typing in mid-air, creating my novels not only out of the vast empty space in my mind (that’s a joke, folks. It’s not that vast.) but also in the vast virtual empty space I could create in front of me. No more hassles with which apps to have open and do I have enough screen real estate to manage that. Boom. There they are.
I immediately knew I had to have one, even though I also knew it would be replaced in a year with a better model, and again the following year. At that point, it would become truly usable. But to be honest, I’ll buy and love every iteration. I can’t wait.