Apple Starts Improving Vision Pro Personas in visionOS 1.1 Beta

Apple today released the first developer beta of visionOS 1.1 for the Vision Pro, and the update improves the look of Personas.

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visionOS 1.1 prompt to recapture your Persona via Dylan McDonald

After installing visionOS 1.1, Vision Pro users are immediately prompted to recapture their Personas to get the "latest appearance updates" included in the update. Some users shared screenshots of their updated Personas in social media posts today, and the new versions generally appear to be more detailed and lifelike.

Apple still labels Personas as a "beta" feature on visionOS 1.1, and hopefully it will continue to improve the way they look over time.

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Quinn Nelson's updated Persona (top) and original Persona (bottom)

As a refresher, Apple says a Persona is an "authentic spatial representation" of a person that shows their facial expressions and hand movements in real time. Personas fill in for you during video calls on the Vision Pro, since the headset covers your actual face. When you set up a Persona, your eyes are also captured for the EyeSight feature, which allows others to see a render of your eyes on the Vision Pro's outward display.

In a support document last week, Apple provided tips for capturing an ideal Persona.

Related Roundups: Apple Vision Pro, visionOS
Buyer's Guide: Vision Pro (Buy Now)
Related Forum: Apple Vision Pro

Top Rated Comments

vegetassj4 Avatar
2 weeks ago
Improved by leaps and bounds in the beta: before and after



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Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Joe Rossignol Avatar
2 weeks ago

Good they’re working on this.
A before and after picture of that person’s persona would have been helpful
Added now.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DoogH Avatar
2 weeks ago
It's a killer feature. Yeah, it's a little weird right now, but this feature has so much potential with a few revisions!
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JordanCautious Avatar
2 weeks ago

Meta's latest Codec Avatars are way better than Apple's:



Ah yes. Let's compare something that generates an Avatar on a High-end Researcher's computer vs. something that happens on device in minutes. Call me when the Quest 3 can generate something that looks like that with needing to use a High-end, top of the line PC and graphic cards
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DoogH Avatar
2 weeks ago

They've gone from PlayStation 3 to PS4 quality. Weird that this happened so fast, they could've saved themselves a bunch of negative press by just delaying a few weeks. March would still be early 2024.
I bet it needed training data from real world use.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
fel10 Avatar
2 weeks ago
Great, now you look like a improved ghost of yourself
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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