Apple Vision Pro Developer Labs: Developers praise new technology
- Last month, Apple began conducting Vision Pro Developer Labs in various cities around the world, allowing developers an early hands-on experience with Vision Pro technology.
- Several developers who attended these labs expressed positive reactions to the Vision Pro.
- The Vision Pro will be available in the USA in early 2024 and in other countries later in the year. The headset will be priced at $3,499.
Apple's Vision Pro Developer Labs
Last month, Apple launched the Vision Pro Developer Labs in Cupertino, London, Munich, Shanghai, Singapore, and Tokyo. The aim of these labs is to provide developers with an early hands-on experience of the Vision Pro headset. At these one-day labs, developers get the chance to test and optimize their apps on visionOS. Apple staff are available to assist with setup and troubleshooting.
The Praise for Vision Pro Labs From Developers
Various developers who have already participated in the labs have been vocal about their positive experiences with the Vision Pro. David Smith, the developer of the Widgetsmith app, stated, "I had been staring at this thing in the simulator for weeks and had a general feel for how it works. But the first time you see your own app in real-time, you're speechless."
Attending the Labs
Every registered Apple developer who is at least 18 years old can sign up for the Vision Pro Lab free of charge on the Apple website. Additional dates have been added through until the end of September, depending on the location. Developers should either have a new visionOS app under active development or an existing iPadOS or iOS app. Apple specifies that developers who specially optimize apps for Vision Pro will be given preference.
In A Nutshell
Apple's Vision Pro Labs offer developers new opportunities and enable them to make the most of the visionOS technology. Although the lab events started with small developer communities, interest might increase over time. With the Vision Pro set to launch in the USA in 2024 and priced at $3,499, these labs could prove to be a crucial step in the future of technology.