Apple Stock News: Vision Pro Headset to Launch Around March
Apple Stock News: Apple is set to delay the release of its Apple Vision Pro to March 2024 due to distribution and testing challenges. The complex design has led to production cuts, with fewer than 400,000 units expected in 2024. The initial launch will be in the US, expanding to other markets later. Select Apple employees are undergoing Vision Pro training, and dedicated hands-on areas will be available in flagship stores. The recent beta of visionOS, the headset’s software, suggests development is nearing completion.
Tetraprism Telephoto Lens With 5X Optical Zoom
The upcoming iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max will feature Apple’s tetraprism Telephoto lens for enhanced zoom capabilities, as reiterated by Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. The tetraprism lens, first introduced in the iPhone 15 Pro Max, offers 5x optical zoom. Initially, this technology was exclusive to the Pro Max due to space constraints and low production yield. However, with improvements in yield (now at 70% or more) and an increase in the iPhone 16 Pro’s size to 6.3 inches, Apple has overcome these limitations, ensuring both Pro models will include the advanced camera system. There is speculation about potential improvements to the tetraprism lens in 2024, including a rumored “super telephoto camera,” although details are limited at this point.
ChatGPT iPhone App’s Voice Chat
OpenAI has made the voice chats feature in its ChatGPT app for iPhone and iPad available to all users without the need for a subscription. Initially limited to Plus and Enterprise subscribers, the voice chats feature now extends to all free users on iOS and Android, as announced by OpenAI co-founder Greg Brockman. ChatGPT, an AI-based chatbot, allows users to converse verbally with the bot and syncs history across devices. The legitimate app provides a secure way to interact with ChatGPT on the go, distinguishing itself from various third-party apps. The recent announcement comes amid changes in OpenAI’s leadership, including the temporary ousting and subsequent return of CEO Sam Altman.