Apple Releases The First visionOS Beta To Developers

Apple has now made the very first version of its visionOS software available to developers, giving them their first look at what the software will be able to do and how they can build their apps around it.

The visionOS software is now available for download via the Apple developer website alongside a visionOS SDK. That also allows developers to emulate the Vision Pro headset in software, which means that we are now seeing new screenshots emerge of the software in use.

It also means that developers now have a chance to see how their own apps will run and what they will look like months before anyone will be able to get their hands on the headset itself.

The new SDK can be downloaded as part of the Xcode 15 beta 2 release that can also be downloaded from the Apple developers’ website. We can also expect future betas to be made available as the development process continues, too.

Apple’s Vision Pro headset isn’t set to go on sale until early 2024, with Apple so far having refused to give anyone a hard and fast release date. The delay between the WWDC 2023 announcement and hardware launch will allow developers time to get their apps ready for the big launch, too.

Once the headset does go on sale it will start from $3,499, but Apple hasn’t said what people will get for that price.

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