Apple Vision Pro Developer Kits Now Available

Apple today announced the release of Apple Vision Pro developer kits, with developers able to apply to receive a kit starting today. Developers will be provided with an Apple Vision Pro "loaner" that will allow them to develop and test apps.

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Along with a Vision Pro, developers will get help with device setup and onboarding, check-ins with Apple experts for UI design and development guidance, and help with app refining. Each developer who receives a kit will be provided with two additional code-level support requests for troubleshooting code issues.

Apple says that ‌Apple Vision Pro‌ headsets are Apple-owned development devices, and will need to stay where they are shipped in a private, secure workspace that is accessible only by the developers who were approved to work with one. Apple plans to be in regular contact with developers using the kit, and the kit will need to be returned at Apple's request.

Developers can apply on Apple's website. Apple will collect details about each team's development skills and existing apps, with priority given to applicants creating an app that takes advantage of visionOS features and capabilities.

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Top Rated Comments

sniffies Avatar
13 months ago
I have zero dev skills. But I strongly believe that Vision Pro will turn me into an amazing developer.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
surfzen21 Avatar
13 months ago
I wonder if I can learn to code enough in a week to convince Apple Im a dev and need one. I have app ideas ?
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
IIGS User Avatar
13 months ago
My suggestion to anyone who gets one.

Don't drop it.

Don't get it wet.

And don't ever EVER use it after midnight.

Too cutting edge for me right now. I'll be more interested in what comes of it 3-5 years from now. From what I've seen it's going to be as groundbreaking as the iPhone.

Once the units start getting into the hands of people outside Apple, there's no telling what they will think up to do with it. The possibilities are limitless. I know that sounds like hyperbole.

But 5 years down the road, this thing will be light as a feather, half the price, and doing stuff we can only imagine today.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mr. Dee Avatar
13 months ago
You can bet some dev is gonna break the rules and lend it out to some YouTuber for 15 minutes of fame.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
klasma Avatar
13 months ago

I have zero dev skills. But I strongly believe that Vision Pro will turn me into an amazing developer.
Having a vision is all that counts!
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
coolbreeze2 Avatar
13 months ago
I wished I knew a developer. My 12-year-old grandson just wrote his first few lines of Swift at summer camp class. Doesn't that make him a developer?
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)