Whereas Apple’s famed Imaginative and prescient Professional headset isn’t out there for buy, the corporate is ensuring that customers get loads of apps to make use of after they lastly get it. The corporate stated immediately that iPhone and iPad apps will present up on the visionOS’ App Retailer on the launch day.
This implies builders gained’t should do further work to port their present apps. Apple stated that this fall, it should launch a developer beta model of the visionOS together with the App Retailer.
“By default, your iPad and/or iPhone apps can be revealed robotically on the App Retailer on Apple Imaginative and prescient Professional. Most frameworks out there in iPadOS and iOS are additionally included in visionOS, which implies almost all iPad and iPhone apps can run on visionOS, unmodified. Clients will have the ability to use your apps on visionOS early subsequent yr when Apple Imaginative and prescient Professional turns into out there,” the corporate said in a post.
Apple introduced the Imaginative and prescient Professional headset on the Worldwide Developer Convention (WWDC) in June. Later that month, the corporate launched the Imaginative and prescient Professional SDK for builders to mess around with completely different parts of the visionOS. In July, Apple began accepting purposes for issuing a developer equipment on mortgage. The corporate has additionally been internet hosting in-person developer labs for Vision Pro in Cupertino, London, Munich, Shanghai, Singapore, and Tokyo.
The Cupertino-based tech big stated that whereas iPhone and iPad apps will present up on the VisionOS App Retailer robotically, builders can use the SDK so as to add 3D parts and help for hand gestures to make the apps “really feel extra pure” on the machine.
In a current interview with Digital Trends, Steve Sinclair, senior director of product advertising and marketing for Apple Imaginative and prescient Professional stated that the variety of SDK downloads has “exceeded” the corporate’s expectations.
Nonetheless, due to the restricted location of developer labs for in-person expertise and a constrained dev equipment program, quite a lot of builders should work with the simulator more often than not. Sinclair stated that to have an enormous array of apps offering completely different experiences, Apple will “must make it [the Vision Pro] accessible to each single one in every of our builders.”