Spatial Personas Arrive On Apple Vision Pro Today

The Apple Vision Pro has now been available for a couple of months and while the Persona feature remains in beta, it’s perhaps one of the most impressive features of all.

But it was only a stopgap while Apple worked on a new, upgraded feature called Spatial Personas. That feature will take Personas and allow them to break free of their restraints on-screen, allowing people to move around.

The 3D faces of Personas will also expand to show arms, hands, and torsos — and now Spatial Personas are ready to launch.

That’s according to a new report by Inverse‘s Ray Wong who has spent time testing the new feature. According to that report, Wong was able to test the feature with Apple employees and it appears to have been a very impressive demo indeed.

After accepting a FaceTime call from Apple’s PR team, I was greeted by two Persona faces inside of their respective 2D FaceTime square “tile” windows. A quick tap in Control Center, however, pulled them out of their tiles and into my living room. The two people weren’t actually standing in my living room, and they couldn’t see my messy apartment either, but their heads, hands, and the upper part of their torso floated in my room as if they were standing in front of me on the left and right.

The Inverse report goes on to detail some demos that were shown, including the Freeform app that allowed those involved to walk up to the Freeform app and interact with it. It’s well worth a read, but those with Apple Vision Pro headsets will be able to test the Spatial Personas out for themselves via a visionOS update today.

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