visionOS 2 Beta 1 For Apple Vision Pro Released

With the Vision Pro set for a global launch by the end of this month, Apple has just announced visionOS 2 with some impressive features packed in.

The new update brings in a host of much needed improvements including new hand gestures, and updated homescreen, as well as new Photos app features.

The virtual display experience has also been improved with a new ultra-wide display supported with the Mac.

Later this year, Mac Virtual Display will feature a higher resolution and larger size — creating an ultra-wide display that is equivalent to two 4K monitors side by side. To create the perfect workspace, visionOS 2 also adds mouse support for additional workflow options, and Vision Pro will now reveal the user’s physical Magic Keyboard — even when they are fully immersed in an Environment or app.

On the homescreen front, users can now rearrange the app, including iPhone and iPad apps. You can also check the battery levels like you would wearing the Apple Watch; that is with the roll of your wrist.

Apple has also amped up Spatial photos with a stunning new feature:

Spatial photos on Apple Vision Pro bring incredible depth and realism to favorite moments with family and friends. With visionOS 2, users can revisit past memories by creating spatial photos directly from their library in the Photos app. visionOS uses advanced machine learning to transform a 2D image into a beautiful spatial photo that truly comes to life on Vision Pro. Users can share their spatial photos with loved ones to view on Vision Pro, or use SharePlay in the Photos app with their spatial Persona and enjoy their panoramas, spatial videos, and more — all while feeling like everyone is in the same physical space.

More details on what visionOS 2 offers when it goes live, can be found in Apple’s newsroom post.

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