Apple Vision Pro Will Soon Show Live Captions For Real World Conversations

Apple today announced a slew of new accessibility upgrades that are coming to the iPhone and iPad later this year, presumably as part of the iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 software updates.

It also shared details about an upgrade to the Apple Vision Pro spatial computer that will enable Live Captions for everyone and everything.

The new feature will help users who are deaf or hard of hearing to follow the conversation both in the real world and via audio apps.

visionOS will include systemwide Live Captions to help everyone — including users who are deaf or hard of hearing — follow along with spoken dialogue in live conversations and in audio from apps. With Live Captions for FaceTime in visionOS, more users can easily enjoy the unique experience of connecting and collaborating using their Persona. Apple Vision Pro will add the capability to move captions using the window bar during Apple Immersive Video, as well as support for additional Made for iPhone hearing devices and cochlear hearing processors.

The new feature will likely be part of the visionOS 2.0 software update that is expected to be shown off at the WWDC event on June 10. If that’s the case, we can then expect the update to be rolled out to the public this September after a months-long beta program.

The Apple Vision Pro is currently only available to those in the United States, but it’s expected that details on a global launch will be made available either during or soon after WWDC.

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