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Apple's new Vision Pro FaceTime avatar heavily criticized for being 'unsettling' and 'low quality'
Featured Image Credit: YouTube/Marques Brownlee

Apple's new Vision Pro FaceTime avatar heavily criticized for being 'unsettling' and 'low quality'

Users were 'unsettled' by the graphics

The official release of the Apple Vision Pro is just around the corner but tech fans have been left a little ‘unsettled’ by the new device.

The latest product from tech giant is a one-of-a-kind 'revolutionary spatial computer' which has a full 3D interface and uses eye, hand or voice commands.

“The era of spatial computing has arrived,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “Apple Vision Pro is the most advanced consumer electronics device ever created. Its revolutionary and magical user interface will redefine how we connect, create, and explore.”

Content creator Marques Brownlee recently shared a 35 minute tutorial to YouTube explaining 'everything you need to know about using Apple Vision Pro'.

Although the technology looks incredible, we have to say it has a very Black Mirror feel to it, as you can see Marques scrolling through his feed just by moving his hand.

The comments were filled with praise for the immersive product, with one saying: “NGL, memes aside, this is what I felt like VR in future would always look like. The dismantling of the car and constellation just blew me away. Literally felt like I was watching a SCI-FI movie.”

The Apple Vision Pro is described as a 'revolutionary spatial computer'.

Another added: “I am not in Apple's ecosystem. But I cannot deny this device is pretty darn impressive. That Mac Virtual Display feature is bananas. I want to see this device succeed and actually push the industry forward and have similar features from 3rd parties."

Although the technology is undeniably ground-breaking, Apple Vision Pro’s FaceTime app has brought in criticism from users who have found the appearance of people’s faces ‘unsettling’.

According to Apple's website, 'FaceTime on Apple Vision Pro takes advantage of the space around the user so that everyone on a call appears life-size'.

If someone is also wearing an Apple Vision Pro, they will appear as a 'Persona' which is 'an authentic spatial representation' of the user in real time.

However, these 'Personas' have not gone down too well, with some users hitting out on the 'low quality'.

Referring to GTA, one X user quipped: "This s**t looks like San Andreas 2004."

The FaceTime Personas were criticized for being 'unsettling' and 'low quality'.
YouTube/Marques Brownlee

Another agreed, writing: "What’s with the Assassins Creed 1 looking graphics? Imagine paying that much for this."

While a third penned: "The Apple 'personas' are very unsettling."

Others, however, have come to the defense of the innovative device.

One wrote: "Bro, the headset is mapping your face and recreating it digitally. There isn’t a single other VR headset that does this. This alone puts it miles ahead. And it will only get better."

While the graphics may have caught some heat, most people still seem excited about its launch on February 2, however if you want to get your hands on one yourself, it’ll set you back a cool $3,499.

UNILAD has reached out to Apple for comment.

Topics: Apple, Technology