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Here's what it looks like when you hit the vape in an Apple Vision Pro

digital avatar of a man's face with white blur around mouth
I FaceTimed with a friend who was hitting his vape. (That's me in the corner; that's him big.)Katie Notopoulos / Business Insider
  • You can't get away with secretly hitting the vape during a FaceTime call using an Apple Vision Pro.

  • The "persona" avatar that's used for FaceTime calls will show a white blob.

  • Let that be a warning to you secret vapers.

So you've just purchased your $3,500 Apple Vision Pro, and you're ready to sit back, relax, and do some spatial computing while clandestinely hitting the vape.

Not so fast.

The Apple Vision Pro's "personas" are the digital avatars it makes of your face for FaceTime video calls while you're jacked into the headset.

These avatars are incredibly creepy, are slightly off, and have been largely panned by reviewers as a not-yet-ready-for-prime-time feature. Too far into the uncanny valley and too unflattering for people to want to use. (An update to the personas feature made them look slightly better.)

But you'd think there would be one upside: You could secretly be puffing away at your vape while wearing the headset on a business call with your boss, right?

Nope.

A set is displayed at the launch of the Apple Vision Pro at Apple The Grove in Los Angeles, California, on February 2, 2024.
The Vision Pro goggles offer "spatial computing," but don't expect them to hide your vaping habit from FaceTime partners.DAVID SWANSON/AFP via Getty Images

My friend just got the Vision Pro and tested it out with a FaceTime call to me. During the call, I noticed that a fuzzy white blob kept appearing over his mouth. This happened at specific moments when he wasn't talking, with a familiar cadence.

"Wait, are you … vaping?" I asked. (Yes, he was.)

It turns out that the white blob isn't depicting a puff of vapor like I initially thought. The white blob happens when anything covers the mouth — a hand, a glass while you're taking a sip of water, etc.

But if you thought you could get away with sneaking a few vape puffs while spatial computing and no one noticing, think again.

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