With Apple allowing developers to submit a request for an Apple Vision Pro kit, the company has also seeded visionOS beta 2. Currently, developers can try out a simulator of how Apple Vision Pro will work in Xcode. Here’s what you need to know.
After a month since the first beta version of visionOS, Apple has added some more features, such as:
- visionOS automatically checks if a screen adjustment is required the first time you use Apple Vision Pro. Press and hold the Digital Crown until you see a green check mark. If you are unable to complete the adjustment, contact your WWDR representative. You can readjust your screens in Settings > Eyes and hands > Adjust screen alignment. (109802097)
- To force close an app, press and hold the digital crown and the top button for 2 seconds. Select the desired app from the list that appears, then select the Force Quit button. (111057029)
- To quickly re-register eye or hand tracking, press the top button 4 times. (111057263)
For FaceTime, it allows developers to access Persona space placeholders by downloading the developer profile. You can enable the Persona placeholder in the developer settings.
visionOS was unveiled during the WWDC 2023 keynote alongside Apple Vision Pro. While Apple’s space computer will only land in the US in early 2024, developers can already try to get their apps to work on this new platform or at least test how to interact with this product, while it’s impossible to have one.
Vision Pro offers familiar apps like Apple TV, Music, Mindfulness, Freeform, Safari, Photos, Mail, Messages, and Keynote. They’re always in sync with your iPhone, iPad, and Mac via iCloud.
These applications can fully expand into your space, such as during a Mindfulness session, where you can create a private moment of calm. With Environments, you can transform your environment with landscapes, allowing applications to grow beyond the dimensions of your room and create the perfect place to focus.
visionOS has a new app store, which will launch with Vision Pro with apps built for this new operating system, as well as compatible apps for iPad and iPhone.
Along with visionOS beta 2, Apple has also released iOS 17 beta 4, iPadOS 17, macOS Sonoma, watchOS 10, and tvOS 17. You can learn all about the upcoming visionOS operating system below.