The Elf wrote: ↑Tue Jun 06, 2023 2:24 pm
For the asking price I would hope he would be! (It's hard to see past those kinds of numbers)
This is why it has the "Pro" branding - it signifies this is the high-end model, not a consumer version, with price expectations accordingly.
Once they get this out, and work out the kinks to figure out exactly what features are important to users, there will no doubt be less premium, non-Pro versions that can't do everything the high end ones do, but still offer a good experience. Expect them to follow the iPhone trajectory - we're at the iPhone 1 stage right now, when it's more expensive than anything else, and only the hyper-enthusiastic people are going to get in for whatever it costs.
The interesting thing for me is not so much the hardware at this point (though the engineering and problem solving is impressive), it's really the "spatial computing" metaphor. Is spatial computing going to a "thing" that people want, and find important use cases for? AR has very obvious benefits to me, spatial computing I'm less sure about, and it remains to be seen whether people embrace this and find it valuable over our existing ways to "computer".