MacVoices #24028: MVL – What Will Define An Apple Vision Pro Success? (1)

As the delivery of the first Apple Vision Pros approach, the MacVoices Live! panel of Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgNorbert FrassaEric BoldenBen RoethigJeff GametJim Rea, Guy Serle, and Web Bixby discuss what would define a successful launch for Apple’s new spatial computing device. (1)

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Show Notes:


0:00:00 Setting the Stage for the Apple Vision Pro Launch
0:01:17 Building Mindshare for the Vision Pro
0:02:30 Apple’s Vision: Success or Failure?
0:04:27 Considering Alternatives: Price as a Deciding Factor
0:04:43 The Need for a Multi-functional Product
0:06:03 Keys to a Successful Product Launch
0:08:03 Apps on Apple Watch: Hype vs Reality
0:11:02 Is the Quest a Success? Measuring Success for Vision Pro
0:11:41 Glasses and Readers: Extra Costs for the Experience
0:13:21 Defining Success and the HomePod Comparison
0:17:59 The Evolution of iPhone Apps and the Need for Patience
0:21:14 Uncomfortable Glasses for Quest: Third-Party Solutions Available
0:22:22 Active Chat Room and Disturbing Comments by Kelly Gamon
0:23:47 Concerns about the Value Proposition and Future Market Impact
0:24:44 iPad Potential: Expensive but Limited Sales
0:26:41 A Grateful Acknowledgment to Our Viewers


Web Bixby has been in the insurance business for 40 years and has been an Apple user for longer than that.You can catch up with him on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitterby email at [email protected], on Mastodon at @[email protected], and on his blog, Trending At Work.

Jeff Gamet is a technology blogger, podcaster, author, and public speaker. Previously, he was The Mac Observer’s Managing Editor, and the TextExpander Evangelist for Smile. He has presented at Macworld Expo, RSA Conference, several WordCamp events, along with many other conferences. You can find him on several podcasts such as The Mac Show, The Big Show, MacVoices, Mac OS Ken, This Week in iOS, and more. Jeff is easy to find on social media as @jgamet on Twitter and Instagram, jeffgamet on LinkedIn., @[email protected] on Mastodon, and on his YouTube Channel at

David Ginsburg is the host of the weekly podcast In Touch With iOS where he discusses all things iOS, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and related technologies. He is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users. Visit his YouTube channel at and find and follow him on Twitter @daveg65 and on Mastodon at @[email protected]

Jim Rea built his own computer from scratch in 1975, started programming in 1977, and has been an independent Mac developer continuously since 1984. He is the founder of ProVUE Development, and the author of Panorama X, ProVUE’s ultra fast RAM based database software for the macOS platform. He’s been a speaker at MacTech, MacWorld Expo and other industry conferences. Follow Jim at and via @[email protected] on Mastodon.

Ben Roethig has been in the Apple Ecosystem since the System 7 Days. He is the a former Associate Editor with Geek Beat, Co-Founder of The Tech Hangout and Deconstruct and currently shares his thoughts on RoethigTech. Contact him on  Twitter and Mastodon.

Guy Serle, best known for being one of the co-hosts of the MyMac Podcast, sincerely apologizes for anything he has done or caused to have happened while in possession of dangerous podcasting equipment. He should know better but being a blonde from Florida means he’s probably incapable of understanding the damage he has wrought. Guy is also the author of the novel, The Maltese Cube. You can follow his exploits on Twitter, catch him on Mac to the Future on Facebook, at @[email protected], and find everything at


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