Apple Releases Third visionOS Beta for Developers

Apple today seeded a third beta of visionOS, the software that is designed to run on the Vision Pro headset. The second beta came out in July, so it has been over a month since Apple released a ‌visionOS‌ update.

Apple Vision Pro with battery Feature Orange
A select number of developers have access to Vision Pro headsets at this time, with the headsets used for app testing purposes. Most people will not have access to the ‌visionOS‌ beta outside of Xcode, and it is not yet clear what Apple is adding in each ‌visionOS‌ update.

Apple is also allowing developers to attend Vision Pro labs around the world, and developers who visit these locations are able to test the Vision Pro in person and get help from Apple engineers on their ‌visionOS‌ apps.

The Vision Pro headset is not expected until early 2024, so Apple still has a lot of work to do on both hardware and software. Reports from developers who have been able to test the headset have suggested that there are multiple unfinished features, such as an inability to use the front-facing display.

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Related Forum: Apple Vision Pro

Top Rated Comments

vertsix Avatar
4 weeks ago
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ratspg Avatar
4 weeks ago
I'll go ahead and download this and put it on my Vision Pro. ?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
fonzy91 Avatar
4 weeks ago
9to5Mac reported some interesting tidbits about this update, would be nice to read about them here too. I don’t know why people are so negative about the VisionPro, I think it’s such an exciting glimpse into the future, I can’t wait to have one!
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
4 weeks ago

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Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
spaxxedout Avatar
4 weeks ago
Some big changes in this one. Just looked at an iPhone panorama I found online. Freeform too.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kkee Avatar
4 weeks ago
Macrumours is a little bit slow?

Here are some changes from VisionOS Beta 3:

1. More details about Optic ID: Optic ID will always be available if the selected iPhone is nearby and has been unlocked in the past.

2. New system icons

3. No Wifi symbol

4. Environments

5. New accessibility options

Both Hands
If tapping your thumb and a finger together isn’t an option for one of your hands, you can adjust input settings.

Eye Input
If navigation with one of your eyes isn’t an option, you can adjust input settings.

6. New system sounds
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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