In a long-awaited hardware launch event, Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the company's latest innovation: the Apple Vision Pro, an augmented reality headset that seamlessly blends the physical and virtual worlds. These goggles really can make an average groomer day look like a pow day...

The announcement took place at a developer's conference held in Cupertino, California, with a live stream broadcast on Apple's website and YouTube channel. Priced at $3,499 and set to hit the US market in early 2024, the Apple Vision Pro introduces a unique visual design, resembling a pair of ski goggles rather than the typical virtual reality headsets found in the market.

The headset's primary functionality revolves around augmented reality, also known as mixed reality, which overlays virtual objects onto the real world through its screen. Users can now seamlessly interact with digital content in their physical surroundings, experiencing a fusion of reality and virtuality. Controlling the Apple Vision Pro involves a combination of hand gestures, eye movements, and voice commands. For instance, users can select items by tapping their fingers together and scroll through content by flicking their fingers. Maybe it can make that flat box look like a 100ft down rail? Or you can look at a feature and these will teach you how to ski it? With weight of AR goggles typically north of 600g, at the very least they'll give you some good heavyhead.

Apple's venture into the augmented reality headset market marks a significant hardware release for the company, the first since the introduction of the Apple Watch in 2015. The Apple Vision Pro aims to revolutionize the way we perceive and interact with the digital world by seamlessly integrating it into our physical environment.

Apple enthusiasts can look forward to the release of the Apple Vision Pro and iOS17 in the near future, offering exciting new possibilities in both the world of skiing and everyday life.