Apple Releases First Ever visionOS Beta

Apple today introduced the first version of the visionOS software, debuting the ‌visionOS‌ 1.0 Developer Beta. The introduction of the beta comes as Apple has announced the launch of the ‌visionOS‌ software development kit (SDK) that will allow third-party developers to build apps for the Vision Pro headset.

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The SDK can be accessed through Xcode 15 beta 2, and while developers do not have access to the Vision Pro headset itself as of yet, Apple will begin allowing testing starting next month.

Apple in July plans to open developer labs in select countries around the world, and some developers will be able to apply for development kits to test apps directly on Vision Pro.

While ‌visionOS‌ 1.0 can't be downloaded on headsets except by Apple employees, the software may give us hints of unannounced functionality the device is capable of.

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TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
12 months ago
No Calculator App for VisionOS! Dang it! ??
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TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
12 months ago
This might be the new start up sound ?

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Junipr Avatar
12 months ago
Downloading to my cardboard as I type

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itsboi Avatar
12 months ago
That UI is just gorgeous. It boggles my mind how VR is over a decade old and companies haven't figured out the bare minimum for user experience, and then Apple comes out with their most minimalistic home screen that just works.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
eilavid Avatar
12 months ago
Start of a new era
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Arsenikdote Avatar
12 months ago
I really hope that given the release of the software it can be determined if there will be multi-user support. I highly doubt it, but the idea that even a couple will both buy a headset, let along a whole family of users....that would have to get REALLY cheap to make that a reality. If people can share it with different profiles, I see the adoption maybe happening faster. But with Apple's assumed stance with the iPad that they want people to buy their own, I won't hold my breath that they will allow it with this device.
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