At WWDC 2023, Apple redefined computing with its new Vision Pro headset powered by the revolutionary visionOS. It is the world’s first Spatial Computing Operating System designed to support the low latency requirement of spatial computing and lets you interact with digital content in a way that feels physically present in your space. Keep reading this post to learn about this latest addition to Apple’s already amazing list of operating systems. We have detailed the key features of visionOS in this guide let’s have a look:
Three Dimensional Interface
The visionOS comes with an all-new three-dimensional interface, which liberates the apps from the boundation of limited display size and allows you to view them side by side in your surroundings. This means you won’t need to be confined to the limited display of your screens and can experience your most lovable apps like never before. You can resize and rearrange the apps as per your liking.
Controller-less Input System
Unlike other not-so-great AR/VR operating systems, visionOS has truly transformed how you operate the Vision Pro Headset. Apple’s jaw-dropping controller-less input system has eliminated the need for any extra hardware components. To interact with the UI, apps, or other OS components, you simply need to use your vision and fingers.
First, you simply need to look towards the app or button in the virtual space. Then, you can hover your fingers in the air, and the Vision Pro headset will respond to your hand gestures without lag. You can read about the hardware that makes this possible in our detailed article on Apple Vision Pro headset.
Redesigned App Store
Along with its new OS, Apple has unveiled a newly designed App Store where you can discover hundreds of new apps specially created for visionOS. Moreover, you will also get access to thousands of iPhone and iPad apps that you might be acquainted with. These apps operate smoothly and automatically work with the new input system for Vision Pro.
With Immersive Environments, users can grow their world beyond the dimensions of their standard physical room with dynamic, stunning landscapes that can help them focus or ease clutter in busy spaces while being in different scenarios.
While VisionOS has already gone far ahead of its competition, the Eyesight feature makes it more exciting. Or creepy, you decide! However, this headset reminds me of that one Black Mirror episode.
As for the EyeSight feature, it helps the Vision Pro headset wearers stay connected with people around them by letting them know that the user is immersed in an experience by revealing the eyes.
Digital Persona in FaceTime Calls
The Digital Persona is the dynamic, natural representation of the user’s faces and hand gestures while on a FaceTime call, allowing others to see you while you are wearing the Vision Pro.
Optic ID: All new Privacy Feature
Like other Apple products, VisionOS is designed to keep you in control of the privacy of your data and brings in an all-new privacy and security feature known as Optic ID, a secure authentication system that uses the uniqueness of your iris.
Siri Is Accessible in visionOS
Being an Apple offering, there is no chance that VisionOS could have missed Siri, Apple’s voice assistance system. While wearing the headset, the user just needs to say “Siri,” and the voice assistant will instantly wake up to perform any possible task.