Vision Pro Developer Kits Will Feature Customized Sizing, Tracking With AirTag

Apple this week began allowing developers to apply for a Vision Pro developer kit, which Apple plans to loan out to some companies and individuals for the purpose of app development. Developers who are approved for a headset will need to go through a customization process, which will provide a tailored fit for the lead person on the team.

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As shared by Bloomberg's Mark Gurman and a MacRumors reader, Apple will use an app to help developers find the correct Head Band and Light Seal fit for the Vision Pro. The "W" could perhaps refer to width, while the "N" may reference the size of the nose bridge, which are measurements used for fitting glasses and other optical devices.

Developers who wear glasses and need optical inserts will be put in touch with Zeiss to send Zeiss prescription information.


Based on the information that's been shared, kits will be tuned to a single developer, and other developers on the team may not be able to experience Vision Pro to its fullest because a snug fit between the face and the Light Seal is required.

Information on Apple's developer website also mentions a workflow for unpairing an AirTag when returning a kit, which suggests Apple is using its item trackers to keep tabs on the headsets. Vision Pro developer kits are shipped in a lockable Pelican case that needs to be kept locked when the headset is not in use, and developers must keep the headsets in a secure location. An ‌AirTag‌ could perhaps be included in the storage case to allow it to be tracked down in the event of a theft.

Each developer that receives a kit will have the testing process overseen by a partnership manager, and developers will receive extra help with app development. Apple plans to prioritize developers who are creating apps that take advantage of the visionOS features and capabilities.

While Apple has been accepting applications since earlier this week, there is no word yet on whether any developers have had their applications approved. It is not yet clear when developer kits will be shipped out, and we may not know because Apple is overseeing the testing process so closely.

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Top Rated Comments

HobeSoundDarryl Avatar
13 months ago

Does anyone feel like there’s a lot going on when it comes to using Apple Vision Pro? ?
Yes, but after you slip one on, a blue light flashes and then subliminal messaging begins to sneak into your thoughts:


* There was NOT a lot going on using Vpro.
* This is the best product ever made.
* How could anyone get by without one?
* That's not a notch, it was more screen RE to the left and right.
* The price hike is driven only by inflation, supply chain, covid or <other>, not Apple Inc.
* This is an essential device all must own.
* I was holding that iPhone 4 wrong.
* No other $20 handkerchief is even close to comparing to the Apple one.
* I am willing to pay ANY price for Apple stuff from this day forward... and I must collect them ALL!!!
* Patent protections should only apply to Apple patents.
* 99% actually DON'T need what Apple does not have for sale right now... but 100% definitely DO need it when Apple rolls out THEIR version of it in the future.
* All good monitor stands should cost $1000. And everyone should own 1 to use and at least 1 for backup.
* I will connect my bank account directly to Apple so they can just take whatever they need.
* I pledge my supreme allegiance to the one and only Apple, above all others and forevermore.

...and so on.

All ;)
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
RodThePlod Avatar
13 months ago

The whole „must be perfectly fitted to A person“ makes this product already dead before arrival to me like if a household cannot even share it … do they expect you to buy 3+ of these for a household? I can hardly picture my former tech university justifying this purchase „sorry you can’t use this vision pro in the lab, it’s been fit for student A only“
No - one device can still be shared. You’ll need buy individual light seals for each person to get the correct fit.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
13 months ago
Does anyone feel like there’s a lot going on when it comes to using Apple Vision Pro? ?
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
xander49x Avatar
13 months ago

This product is a failure at this very moment. The only thing that could make it more interesting if they are able to downsize it to regular glasses. Still I would not recommend such device. Technology will be far more advanced later, for now this has no purpose whatsoever.
It does not have a purpose for you, as for me it is a much-needed and welcome product, I whished Apple would have had them sooner, I will use it for work, entertainment, and a host of other things.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jz0309 Avatar
13 months ago
so apple is trying to keep the experience as tightly locked as possible - can't blame them
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
contacos Avatar
13 months ago
The whole „must be perfectly fitted to A person“ makes this product already dead before arrival to me like if a household cannot even share it … do they expect you to buy 3+ of these for a household? I can hardly picture my former tech university justifying this purchase „sorry you can’t use this vision pro in the lab, it’s been fit for student A only“
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)