As Apple allows developers to submit a request for an Apple Vision Pro kit, the company has also provided visionOS Beta 2. Currently, developers can try a simulator of how Apple Vision Pro will work on Xcode. Here’s what you need to know:
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A month after the first visionOS beta, Apple has added a few more features, such as:
visionOS will automatically check if a display adjustment is required when using Apple Vision Pro for the first time. Press and hold the Digital Crown until you see a green tick. If you are unable to complete the customization, contact your WWDR representative. You can re-customize your ads in Settings > Eyes & Hands > Customize Display Orientation. (109802097) To force quit an app, press and hold both the Digital Crown and the top button for 2 seconds. Select the app you want from the list that appears, then click the Force Quit button. (111057029) To quickly re-register eye or hand tracking, press the top button four times. (111057263)
For FaceTime, developers can access spatial Persona placeholders by downloading the developer profile. You can enable the persona placeholder in developer settings.
visionOS was presented during the WWDC 2023 keynote together with Apple Vision Pro. While Apple’s spatial computer won’t land in the US until early 2024, developers can already try to get their apps to work on this new platform, or at least try to interact with this product, although it’s impossible to have one.
Vision Pro offers popular apps like Apple TV, Music, Mindfulness, Freeform, Safari, Photos, Mail, Messages and Keynote. They are always synced to your iPhone, iPad and Mac via iCloud.
These apps can fully expand into your space, for example during a mindfulness session where you can create a private moment of stillness. With Environments, you can transform your surroundings with landscapes, let apps grow beyond the dimensions of your space, and create the perfect place to focus.
visionOS has a new App Store starting with Vision Pro and containing apps developed for this new operating system as well as compatible iPad and iPhone apps.
In addition to visionOS Beta 2, Apple has also released Beta 4 of iOS 17, iPadOS 17, macOS Sonoma, watchOS 10 and tvOS 17. Below you can find out everything about the upcoming visionOS operating system.