Apple Vision Pro no longer uses a handle and instead uses eye and hand tracking to operate. Other companies could have thought of this, but only Apple has made and used it in their products.
Apple has been working on 3D vision technology for many years. Face ID is the most well-known example, and Apple is one of the few companies that always use 3D face recognition technology in their best smartphones. Apple also uses hand interaction for many AR applications on iPads and iPhones.
3D vision technology has been used in finance, security, robotics, and other fields for a long time. But these applications were previously mainly for business users, so regular people didn’t know much about these technologies.
Apple Vision Pro’s spatial computing revolution has brought more attention from regular people to the use of 3D vision in how we interact with things.
In the field of 3D vision, biometrics, and live detection are important technologies. For example, Apple’s Vision Pro uses iris ID recognition, which can tell the difference between even identical twins based on the way their iris capillaries are arranged.