Vision Pro Gets iMessage Contact Key Verification on visionOS 1.1 Beta

Apple on Tuesday released the first visionOS 1.1 beta. Along with improved Personas, the update adds iMessage Contact Key Verification to the Vision Pro.

Vision Pro iMessage
iMessage Contact Key Verification is an optional security feature that allows you to manually verify who you are messaging with by comparing verification codes in person or on a phone call. The feature launched on the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac starting with iOS 17.2, iPadOS 17.2, watchOS 9.2, and macOS 14.2 last year.

Vision Pro iMessage Contact Key Verification

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iMessage Contact Key Verification also includes "advanced protections" that can help prevent attackers from impersonating anyone in a conversation, according to Apple. These protections only apply if both parties in an iMessage conversation have turned on the feature. Apple provides more details in a support document.

Thanks to Ryan Isaacs for alerting us to this change.

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Top Rated Comments

Dorv Avatar
4 weeks ago
I consider myself a very "standard" user of most of the Apple ecosystem, and I've never heard of or used this feature. So for the posts above me that this should have been a day one feature, I say "Uh, sure. Ok."
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
spazzcat Avatar
4 weeks ago
It seems many kids here have never used a 1.0 OS before. Not only a new OS but a new paradigm.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
spazzcat Avatar
4 weeks ago

Nor should they. The vast majority of people should wait until it's a more mature OS, and product.
I don't disagree, but I have said before and will say it again you have ship at some point and there will always be things missing on day one.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
IllegitimateValor Avatar
4 weeks ago
Seems like Apple needs to hire more software engineers. Things that should’ve been day one features had to be pushed off. And let’s not forget the bugginess on other platforms
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
G5isAlive Avatar
4 weeks ago

Nor should they. The vast majority of people should wait until it's a more mature OS, and product.
Totally agree. BUT I think the point is, if the vast majority should wait for a more mature OS and product, the vast majority should probably wait to be so effusive with their complaints about what is missing from version 1. Sure some constructive criticism and what they would like to see is helpful, but calling a product a fail because they should wait, seems to be over the top.
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