The first viewer from the Cupertino giant, theApple Vision Prowas officially presented at WWDC23 and will debut in the United States of America during 2024. There are therefore several months left until the launch of the device, but clear traces of it are starting to be found in the services and software of the Californian company.
Apple Vision Pro: References in iOS 17.2 and the Apple TV app
iPhone 15 Pro e 15 Pro Max they are currently the only Apple smartphones that can record space videos compatible with the viewer. This is information that has already been known for some time, but only in the beta on iOS 17.2 Now available for developers this feature has been added.
In the app SettingsIn fact, the button was introduced “Spatial Video for Apple Vision Pro”. The video, explains the tech giant, is recorded in 1080p at 30 frames per second. «Record spatial videos with impressive depth to view in the Photos app on Apple Vision Pro. For best results, hold your iPhone horizontally and steadily while recording. Video is recorded at 30 fps at 1080p. One minute of space video weighs approximately 130 MB“, it is read.
When the feature is enabled, an icon that refers to the Apple viewer is displayed in the camera app – at the bottom left.
iOS 17.2 Beta 2 enables Spatial Video recording pic.twitter.com/mLMbI8aG6d
— iSoftware Updates (@iSWUpdates) November 9, 2023
Another reference was found instead inapp Apple TV are tvOS 17.2which now hosts the former 3D content to be enjoyed, precisely, with Apple Vision Pro. The entertainment platform now includes several 3D films that are easily recognizable thanks to an icon that leaves very little room for the imagination: the one with the outline of the viewer.
Since this content is not playable in 3D without the Vision Pro, it is unclear where the resolution and refresh rate go. We will therefore have to wait.
The headset will be available for purchase in the US during the first half of 2024 at a price starting price of $3,499. It will then debut in other countries by the end of the same year.