January 15, 2024 – In a recent development, Apple, which unveiled its mixed reality headset Vision Pro during the 2023 WWDC conference with a promotional video running 9 minutes and 22 seconds, has quietly made some adjustments. Keen-eyed observers have noticed that the video has been subtly updated, with its duration now trimmed to 9 minutes and 11 seconds—an 11-second reduction.
The excised segment featured a functionality called “Sky Replacement,” a magical-seeming capability that could transform overhead ceilings into vibrant blue skies. The change was first spotted by blogger @M1Astra, who also pointed out that the official Apple website has omitted mentions of the “Sky Replacement” feature in its Vision Pro descriptions. Instead, the focus has shifted to highlighting the “Cinema Environment” function, which transforms rooms into private movie theaters. It’s worth noting that “Cinema Environment” isn’t a newcomer, having been showcased in previous videos, but it wasn’t previously emphasized in written descriptions.
These developments hint that the Vision Pro might debut without the much-hyped “Sky Replacement” feature. If this indeed proves to be the case, Apple’s decision to revise its promotional materials is a prudent one. After all, discovering the absence of advertised features during actual use is a surefire way to stir up customer dissatisfaction.