It wouldn’t be a big shock if most of the “over 1 million” apps with Apple states that Vision Pro will launch will mostly just be existing versions of the iPad or iPhone. But what’s a little surprising is that so will some of Apple’s big proprietary apps, including Podcast, News, Calendar e Memorandum. This is stated by the always informed Mark Gurman Of Bloomberg, in his Power On newsletter. According to the analyst, in fact, the massive presence of apps not redesigned for iPad could hinder the success of Apple’s viewer. However, Gurman notes that Apple has stated that many of the iPad apps will be automatically available for the app store visionOSunless the developers choose to opt out.
Vision Pro: many third-party developers will “boycott” the new Apple viewer
The reasons behind this strategy could be different. According to Gurman, creating new software for visionOS is very expensive. Some developers want to wait to see if Vision Pro will really be successful before committing to making dedicated apps. Furthermore, others find that their applications do not adapt well tomixed reality environment of visionOS, which relies heavily on gestures and eye movements. Still others also complain about the review policies, pricing and other practices of the Apple App Store. This could be the basis of the “boycott” of Vision Pro by several developers.
Even large companies have declared that they do not want to develop native apps for Vision Pro. These include for example YouTube and Netflix, who also decided not to allow their iPad apps to run on the headset. The launch Vision Pro is already available for pre-order in the US, priced at $3499 (with shipments from February 2). Considering the poor support from third-party developers, the start doesn’t seem to be the best. The word now passes to the users, who with their own feedback they might celebrate or pan the device altogether.