visionOS 2 Launches Spatial Computing for Apple Vision Pro

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Apple has unveiled visionOS 2, a significant update to Apple Vision Pro, packed with new features and tools to enhance spatial computing experiences for users and developers alike.

visionOS 2 Key Features

  • Spatial Memories: Users can now create stunning spatial photos directly from their existing library in the Photos app. Advanced machine learning transforms 2D images into lifelike spatial photos, bringing memories to life on Vision Pro.
  • Hand Gestures: visionOS 2 introduces intuitive hand gestures for easier navigation, allowing users to access frequently used features like Home View and Control Center with simple gestures. Users can also view important information like time and battery level at a glance.
  • Productivity Enhancements: Mac Virtual Display receives an upgrade with higher resolution and larger size, while mouse support offers additional workflow options. Users can personalize their Home View, utilize Travel Mode for on-the-go experiences, and add Guest Users for sharing Vision Pro.
  • Developer Tools: New APIs and frameworks empower developers to create more immersive, shareable app experiences. HealthKit integration opens doors for innovative health and fitness apps, while new tools like TabletopKit enable collaborative experiences like board games.
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visionOS 2 Developments

  • Immersive Video: Apple Immersive Video, featuring 3D 8K video and Spatial Audio, transports viewers to the heart of the action. The Apple TV app hosts a growing collection of immersive films and series, with professional filmmaking tools supporting this format.
  • Enhanced Safari Experience: Users can now watch videos in an Environment while browsing Safari, tap on panoramic photos for immersive experiences, and multitask with Siri reading webpage content.
  • Sports Viewing: The Apple TV app introduces multiview support, allowing users to watch up to five simultaneous sports streams for the ultimate viewing experience.
  • Mindfulness: The Mindfulness app includes a new feature called Follow Your Breathing, providing dynamic visual animations and sounds to help users achieve calm and focus.
  • Accessibility: Systemwide Live Captions aid users in following spoken dialogue in live conversations and audio from apps, benefiting those who are deaf or hard of hearing.
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Availability:

The developer preview of visionOS 2 is now available to Apple Developer Program members, offering a glimpse into the future of spatial computing. More information can be found on the Apple website.