AI Meets AR With ChatGPT Launching On Apple Vision Pro App 

What happens when you add artificial intelligence to mixed reality? We’re about to find out.

ChatGPT has joined the 3D world of Apple Vision Pro and is now available on the visionOS App Store.

In a post on X/Twitter, OpenAI announced the news alongside a video of the ChatGPT interface working with the much-hyped Apple headset.

As of writing, it is the only chatbot available on the device’s App Store.

How the ChatGPT App Works

The ChatGPT app for Vision Pro will work just like it does on the mobile app and desktop versions. Using ChatGPT Voice users can share prompts via speaking instead of typing in order to receive generative AI responses.

From glancing at a tricky problem on your child’s homework and asking ChatGPT to explain it, to browsing the items in your fridge and asking for a recipe, this takes the app’s use cases into exciting territories.

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Devs Hesitant To Build Apps for Vision Pro?

Thanks to the clear crossover between Apple enthusiasts and fans of ChatGPT, the app is likely to be a popular one for the device and its emergence on the OS App Store makes complete sense.

However, there are a few main players notably missing from the store including Netflix, Spotify, and YouTube. Could this hesitancy from developers to build native apps reflect the Vision Pro’s significant price tag?

At $3,500 it’s not tech that comes cheap, with many stating that the price point is out of reach for most consumers and that this limited adoption may not be worth the tech companies time and resources in developing applications.

Despite this, some tech companies are powering ahead with development for the visionOS platform – like Zoom who launched its app last week. DisneyPlus, Peacock, and Temu have all debuted their Vision Pro offerings too.

Widespread Adoption To Be Seen

In true Apple style, the launch of Vision Pro last week created a whirlwind of opinion and excitement.

In what feels like a product straight from the dreams of sci-fi enthusiasts, a single curved-panel of glass fits across the user’s eyes and there it claims to seamlessly blend digital content with a user’s physical space. 

Tasks that can be completed with the device include browsing the web in Safari, creating to-do lists in Notes, and chatting in Messages, all while being navigated by a user’s eyes, hands, and voice. Apple itself is confident that this will allow users to interact with apps while remaining present in the world around them.

Despite the innovation, and as mentioned above, there’s still a large question mark over the rate of sale for the device.

In its fiscal first-quarter results shared last week, Apple exceeded its revenue and earnings estimates. Its wearables category – known as ‘Other Products’ beat expectations but still saw an 11% year-on-year sales decline.

The Vision Pro will sit in this Other Products category however, experts and analysts have already stated they don’t believe it will drive significant revenue.

ChatGPT for Vision Pro is available to download now via the visionOS App Store.

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Ellis Di Cataldo (MA) has over 9 years experience writing about, and for, some of the world’s biggest tech companies. She's been the lead writer across digital campaigns, always-on content and worldwide product launches, for global brands including Sony, Electrolux, Byrd, The Open University and Barclaycard. Her particular areas of interest are business trends, startup stories and product news.
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