Apple opens new hands-on Apple Vision Pro developer labs around the world
Apple has opened new hands-on Apple Vision Pro developer labs for developers to experience how their visionOS, iPadOS, or iOS apps will run on Vision Pro, with new pop-up workshops opening in Cupertino, London, Munich, Shanghai, Singapore, and Tokyo.
The new self-directed coding and design labs will allow developers to test and optimize their apps on visionOS. Apple asks attendees bring their Mac, code, and everything they need to modify, build and run their app on Vision Pro, with Apple experts available to help with setup and troubleshooting.
Lab appointments are available to current members of the Apple Developer Program or the Apple Developer Enterprise Program who are at least 18 years old. Attendees must have a new visionOS app in active development or an existing iPadOS or iOS app to be considered to attend the hands-on appointment.
To apply, developers must visit developer.apple.com and sign in with their Apple ID and complete the request form, which will require a screenshot of their app running in the visionOS simulator. Requests will be reviewed and priority will be given to new visionOS apps and existing iPadOS and iOS apps being enhanced for visionOS.
Apple recommends one designer and one engineer attend the lab. Each member will need to submit a request separately for the same day and location.
Apple’s new Vision Pro mixed-reality headset blends digital content with the physical world through a fully three-dimensional user interface controlled by a user’s eyes, hands, and voice.
Built on the foundation of macOS, iOS, and iPadOS, visionOS is a new operating system that delivers spatial experiences for the Apple Vision Pro headset. visionOS features a new three-dimensional interface that makes digital content look and feel present in a user’s physical world.