Apple Vision Pro development kits now available to developers
Apple has made its first-ever Apple Vision Pro development kits available to developers, who are able to apply to receive a special version of the upcoming headset to trial new AR/VR apps on.
The kits, which are available on a loan basis, come with strict terms for developers, with users required to keep the hardware in a private, secure workspace that is accessible only by the developers who were approved to work with one.
Apple says developers will have regular check-ins and will need to return the kit at its request.
To apply for a kit, developers must visit Apple’s website and provide details on the visionOS apps they intend to build.
The kits will provide the ability to quickly build, iterate, and test on Apple Vision Pro, although the hardware itself won’t be a fully working Vision Pro headset.
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.