Apple releases visionOS SDK to developers to create apps for Vision Pro

Cupertino tech giant’s first spatial computer, Apple Vision Pro will run on VisionOS. The world’s first spatial operating system will allow users to interact with digital content using the new revolutionary inputs through eyes, hands, and voice. 

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Months ahead of its launch in early 2023, Apple has made the visionOS software development kit (SDK) available to developers so they can create “groundbreaking app experiences”.

Apple Vision Pro is powered by dual M2 and R1 processors and features an ultra-high-resolution display system to deliver an immersive 3D experience that seamlessly blends digital content with users’ physical space while keeping them connected via incredible Passthrough tech.

Developers will also be able to test their visionOS apps on the Vision Pro at Apple labs in select cities

Starting today, developers around the globe have access to the visionOS SDK to create AR/VR apps and content. 

Developers will also be able to use the same foundational frameworks they are familiar with for iOS, iPadOS, and other Apple platforms like Xocde, SwiftUI, RealityKit, ARKit, and TestFlight to create 3D app experiences for Vision Pro. 

An all-new tool is added in Xcode called Reality Composer Pro for developers to optimize their 3D content for their visionOS apps and games. The new feature will enable them to preview and prepare 3D models, images, sounds, and animations. Developers can also use the new visionOS simulator to test their apps in various room layouts and lighting conditions. 

Apple Vision Pro

Susan Prescott, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations said:

“Apple Vision Pro redefines what’s possible on a computing platform. Developers can get started building visionOS apps using the powerful frameworks they already know, and take their development even further with new innovative tools and technologies like Reality Composer Pro, to design all-new experiences for their users.

By taking advantage of the space around the user, spatial computing unlocks new opportunities for our developers, and enables them to imagine new ways to help their users connect, be productive, and enjoy new types of entertainment. We can’t wait to see what our developer community dreams up.”

Furthermore, Apple will open labs for developers in Cupertino, London, Munich, Tokyo, Singapore, and Shanghai next month to test their apps on the Vision Pro hardware and seek assistance from the company’s engineers. Teams will also be able to apply for developer kits to build, iterate, and test apps on Apple Vision Pro.

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