Apple Seeds Second visionOS 2 Beta to Developers

Apple today released the second beta of an upcoming visionOS 2 update to developers, with the second beta coming two weeks after the first beta.

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Registered developers are able to opt into the betas by opening up the Settings app on their device, going to the Software Update Section, tapping on the "Beta Updates" option, and toggling on the Developer Beta. Note that an Apple ID associated with a developer account is required to download and install the beta.

‌visionOS 2‌ is able to take the depth information from 2D photos and turn them into 3D photos using advanced machine learning. Apple says that the feature is meant to add depth to photos to make memories more immersive.

There are new hand gestures for activating the Home View and Control Center, and the Home View is also now customizable with apps able to be rearranged. Travel Mode now includes support for trains, and Guest User profiles are now saved for 30 days so guests don't have to do the setup process every time they try out the headset.

Later in the year, Mac Virtual Display will support higher resolution and larger sized virtual displays, which Apple says will be equivalent to two 4K monitors side by side. With an AirPlay update, the Vision Pro can serve as an ‌AirPlay‌ receiver, so content from the iPhone, iPad, or Mac can be shared to the headset.

The Mindfulness app can track and respond to breathing patterns using the camera for an improved meditation experience, and the Vision Pro supports Bluetooth mice with ‌visionOS 2‌.

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Think|Different Avatar
3 weeks ago
Oh hell yeah! Bring it on.

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eliehass Avatar
3 weeks ago
So far I'm noticing that the palm up gesture to bring up the Home Screen has less false positives than it did in beta 1
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spaxxedout Avatar
3 weeks ago
Downloading now. Hopefully it gets the Mac Virtual Display enhancements along with the second beta of Sequoia.
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fatTribble Avatar
3 weeks ago

Looking forward to the fall release.
I’ve never installed a beta, but this one has me tempted.
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ryanmp Avatar
3 weeks ago

I’ve never installed a beta, but this one has me tempted.
I've been very impressed by the visionOS betas, which I've been running on since purchasing my AVP in February. I have almost no issues and I think we the features that come with each it is worth it.
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currentinterest Avatar
3 weeks ago
Looking forward to the fall release.
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