visionOS 2: Spatial Personas Can Touch Fingers, High Five, Fist Bump Each Other With Visual and Audio Feedback

First introduced in April, spatial Personas in Apple Vision Pro are designed to feel as if they are in the same physical space, and to enhance the experience, the lifelike avatars will soon be able to interact directly with each other using some new gestures in visionOS 2.

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Previewed at WWDC last year, spatial Personas allow Vision Pro users to "break out of the familiar FaceTime tile and feel more present, like they are gathered in the same physical space," according to Apple. They feature a transparent background and are able to show body language and additional movement such as hand gestures for a more lifelike experience.

As shared by indie developer xChester on social media, spatial Personas in the same Environment can now high five, fist bump and touch fingers, and the visionOS 2 beta provides visual and audio feedback to highlight the virtual interaction.

Elsewhere in visionOS 2, spatial Personas can be invoked in the Photos app via SharePlay, allowing Vision Pro users to enjoy their panoramas, spatial videos, and more — all while feeling like everyone is in the same physical space.

visionOS 2 is also giving developers more control over spatial Personas that will allow them to fine-tune the placement of Personas in their app, enabling new shared experiences in games, for example.

Apple also released visionOS‌ 1.2 earlier this week, and the update adds Persona improvements such as improved hair and makeup appearance, as well as better rendering for Eyesight.

Related Roundups: visionOS, visionOS 2
Related Forum: Apple Vision Pro

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Top Rated Comments

sniffies Avatar
5 weeks ago
That's really cool.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
vegetassj4 Avatar
5 weeks ago
Is that a your Vision Pro finger, or are you just glad to see me?
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
wikiverse Avatar
5 weeks ago
Friendly reminder that it took Apple 14 years to include a calculator app in the iPad.

Meanwhile, developers were creating this...

We can safely assume the Vision Pro won't have basic productivity apps until 2038.

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Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
contacos Avatar
5 weeks ago
Now if only I knew anyone, no matter what age group, that has the means or interests to get an AVP.

I got mine from Apple as a developer the other day. Some woman literally stopped by in a taxi, with a big black locked suitcase and I had to wait for further instructions to open it. Never felt more Bourne ?

Let’s just say I am happy I did not have to pay for it. I was left being „whelmed“ trying it on for the first time. It wasn’t my first experience in VR so I expected something to really blow my mind and it was more like „eh ok. Done that. Now what“
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
RedWeasel Avatar
5 weeks ago

That's really cool. What else can they touch?
Asking the relevant questions here…
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
coffeemilktea Avatar
5 weeks ago

spatial Personas allow Vision Pro users to "break out of the familiar FaceTime tile and feel more present, like they are gathered in the same physical space," according to Apple
Ahh, how nice of ghost mode to get an upgrade! ?

Maybe by Christmas-time, they can FaceTime me in the middle of the night to show me Christmases past, present, and future.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)