Wed. Oct 4th, 2023

The highly anticipated Apple Vision Pro has caught the attention of tech enthusiasts as a wearable device officially called a “spatial computer.”

Apple positions the device as a bridge between the digital and physical worlds, while allowing you to perform many computing tasks without having to deal with the limitations of a laptop screen.

For example, you could instead set up a graphic design scheme on a blank wall of your office.

However, with the high starting price of $3,500, most people will understandably want concrete details about what it can and can’t do. Recently, some people came forward about whether people can use iPhone and iPad apps with the Vision Pro.

Vision Pro works with most existing apps

Apple’s official website for the Vision Pro promises: “Free your desktop and your apps will follow.” It turns out this isn’t just marketing speak. A developer update in early September 2023 will explain it clearly.

The launch coincides with the opening of a new App Store for apps designed for the device’s visionOS operating system. But that’s not all: the vast majority of iPhone and iPad apps already work with the headset.

That’s right, thousands and thousands of apps will run on the Vision Pro without any modifications. Apps that are not compatible will not appear in the new App Store.

Apple will also notify developers if their app doesn’t work with the headset, and give them tools to test how their apps will work.

Will developers create Vision Pro apps soon?

Djay app apple vision pro
Image: Apple

One question we won’t know the answer to for a while is how many dedicated apps will launch with the headset, and what categories they will cover.

Will developers see more of a market for games and entertainment or workplace productivity tools?

The device’s immersive capabilities make it easy to imagine how some industries could rely on it to transform learning opportunities.

For example, medical technologists support diagnosis and treatment by performing and analyzing numerous laboratory tests.

The Apple Vision Pro could expand teaching and learning opportunities and support medical breakthroughs by letting people interact with content in new ways.

Full heartx app displayed on the vision pro headset
Source: Elsevier Health

One Vision Pro app currently in demo format is Complete HeartX. It contains highly realistic 3D models and animations to teach students about heart problems such as ventricular fibrillation.

Or for entertainment: the djay app allows users to become a DJ without any equipment, putting digital equipment at their fingertips.

Some analysts say developers may not rush to create Vision Pro-specific apps because of the device’s high price and relatively small user base.

Conveniently, though, it won’t be difficult to make apps compatible with the headset. Even more importantly, most iOS and iPadOS apps will already work without any modifications.

Then, users will see plenty of offers when they start using their new Apple headsets.

Arousing anticipation

There is a lot of uncertainty surrounding the Apple Vision Pro headset. What

However, as more details emerge, curiosity arises as potential users see how the headset could impact their workflow.

It’s also great to see that most existing App Store apps will be compatible at launch, even if the developers originally created them for the iPad or iPhone.

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