At the WWDC 2023, Apple unveiled a new category for its product lineup, Vision Pro. The company’s first spatial computer runs on visionOS, the world’s first spatial operating system which enables users to interact with 3D digital content in their physical space using a new revolutionary input system through eyes, hands, and voice.
Recently, the tech giant released a visionOS software development kit (SDK) to developers so they can create all-new 3D experiences for users, ahead of Vision Pro’s launch in early 2024.
In addition, Apple also previewed the 3D apps and games which took full advantage of Vision Pro and visionOS powerful capabilities to deliver experiences like no other.
Vision Pro’s 3D apps to revolutionize medical, music, marketing, and manufacturing industries
In the WWDC 2023 Keynote, Apple previewed the amazing capabilities of Vision Pro which allow users to transform any space into a 3D movie theater, capture 3D photos and videos of their loved ones to relive those moments later, control the UI with eyes and hand gestures and much more.
Furthermore, the company has also previewed third-party apps which take advantage of the device’s innovative technology and power of visionOS SDK and APIs to deliver incredible solutions which have the potential to revolutionalize their respective industries.
President of Elsevier Health, Jan Herzhoff created the Complete HeartX app for Vision Pro. The app is designed for medical students for clinical practice using hyper-realistic 3D models and animations of the human heart to help them visualize and understand medical issues like ventricular fibrillation and help patients.
“Learning through Complete HeartX on Apple Vision Pro will transform medical education and prepare future health professionals for practice.”
JigSpace app by JigSpace for Apple’s spatial computer is designed to bridge the communication gap between people and businesses. JigSpace will allow users to present their ideas or products in an easy and more effective manner.
Using the high-resolution CAD files, teams will be able to collaborate with colleagues or customers from any part of the world, virtually. Zac Duff, JigSpace’s co-founder and CEO said:
“This level of fast, effective communication simply wasn’t possible before.”
For music producers and artists, Algoriddim has created the djay app for Vision Pro which offers a fully featured DJ system at users’ fingertips. Powered by the headset’s innovative input system, the app’s spatial interface allows users to mix music and apply effects in real-time using their eyes and hands. Karim Morsy, Algoriddim’s CEO said:
“Whether for a beginner or a seasoned professional, djay on Vision Pro transforms the user’s surroundings with stunning environments that automatically react to their mix, enabling them to experience and interact with music in ways never before possible.”
Stages app by PTC will offer AR solutions to manufacturers to collaborate with stakeholders on critical problems related to a product or production line using interactive 3D content in real time. Stephen Prideaux-Ghee, PTC’s chief technology officer of AR/VR said:
“With Apple Vision Pro, stakeholders across departments and in different locations can review content simultaneously to make design and operation decisions. This capability will unlock a level of collaboration previously not possible.”
Apple Vision Pro will be available in early 2024 for $3,500. Because of its premium price, it is said to be aimed at professionals who would be taking complete advantage of the new 3D experiences to create new music, reach medical breakthroughs, streamline production, and more.
In addition to the aforementioned industries, I personally see Apple Vision Pro’s innovative technology making an impact on education, especially for individuals with learning disabilities, research, designing and many other fields.