Apple launches Vision Pro developer kit to build and test 3D apps

Apple has launched the Vision Pro developer kit to enable developers to create innovative 3D apps for the AR/VR headset.

Registered members of the Apple Developer Program can apply for a Vision Pro developer kit to build and test their apps, along with access to Apple experts and code-level support.

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Developers can apply for the Apple Vision Pro developer kit today

Apple Vision Pro will run on VisionOS, the world’s first spatial operating system. Last month, the Cupertino tech giant released the visionOS software development kit (SDK)  to developers so they can create “groundbreaking app experiences”.

Furthermore, the company said that it would open labs in select major cities around the world in July this year for developers to test their apps on the Vision Pro hardware and seek assistance. However, Apple has made it much easier for all developers to get their hands on Vision Pro developer kits to prepare their apps for the launch of the new App Store on Vision Pro.

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Here is how developers can apply for the Apple Vision Pro developer kit

To apply for the Vision Pro developer kit, you need to be an account holder in the Apple Developer Program and then submit the following details:

  1. Log on to
  2. Provide details of your team’s development skills and existing apps.
  3. Agree to the terms and conditions.

Applications will be selected based on their apps’ relevance to visionOS features and capabilities. And it must be kept in mind that the Vision Pro developer kit is an Apple-owned development device that needs to be returned when requested. 

In addition to the hardware, developers will also receive:

  • Help setting up the device and onboarding.
  • Check-ins with Apple experts for UI design and development guidance, and help refining your app.
  • Two additional code-level support requests, so you can troubleshoot any issues with your code.

Vision Pro will be available in the United States in early 2024, and the rest of the world by the end of 2024. It is expected that the $3,500 AR/VR spatial computer will be sold appointment-only in major cities in the U.S. to make sure consumer purchase them with perfect fitting and accurate prescriptions for lens inserts.

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