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Star Trek spatial computing app comes to the Apple Vision Pro

OTOY, Paramount Game Studios and The Gene Roddenberry Estate on Friday have launched a Roddenberry Archive app for the Apple Vision Pro.

OTOY, Paramount Game Studios and The Gene Roddenberry Estate on Friday have launched a Roddenberry Archive app for the Apple Vision Pro, reports Deadline.

Here’s how the article describes the app: The app marks a major evolution of the project, preserving and celebrating the legacy of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, which had over 4 million visitors during a limited three-week preview online in April 2023. It promises to immerse Trekkies in nearly two hours of groundbreaking Star Trek spatial experiences built exclusively for the Apple Vision Pro, allowing them to explore hundreds of fully realized locations, artifacts and unique items — spanning every Star Trek TV show and film across the franchise’s nearly 60-year history.

With only gaze and touch, Vision Pro users can transport themselves instantly through immersive 3D environments, traversing between different eras of Star Trek from “The Cage” pilot to the world of animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks. They can inspect each item on Captain Kirk’s shelf, take a seat at Quark’s bar on the Deep Space Nine Promenade, or launch a shuttle from the Enterprise-D’s hangar bay. With Apple SharePlay, a visit through the world of Star Trek can also become a shared social experience that can be livestreamed with friends and family.

Created exclusively for the Vision Pro app, a select number of Star Trek assets are available as downloadable holographic objects which can be placed in the user’s home environment. These models and sets can be shrunk or expanded from life size to dollhouse scales while rendering at a fidelity and quiescence never before possible on consumer hardware. Audiences can play with the size and scale of famed starship the USS Enterprise, enabling them to experience what it is like to walk around the original 11-foot physical USS Enterprise model on display at the Smithsonian, or have the in-universe 1:1 life size 1000-foot ship fly overhead.

The Vision Pro pricing starts at US$3,499 with 256GB of storage. ZEISS Optical Inserts will be available: $99 for reading lens and $149 for prescription lens. 

However, getting your hands on one may be difficult. Shipping dates for Vision Pros already ordered have slipped into March. Orders are limited to the United States for now.

The Vision Pro comes with a Solo Knit Band and Dual Loop Band — giving users two options for the fit that works best for them. Apple Vision Pro also includes a Light Seal, two Light Seal Cushions, an Apple Vision Pro Cover for the front of the device, Polishing Cloth, Battery, USB-C Charge Cable, and USB-C Power Adapter.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.