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Apple’s Vision Pro labs are Drawing Audible Gasps from Developers, Says Company

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Apple’s Vision Pro labs are Drawing Audible Gasps from Developers, Says Company

By June Wan

August 24, 2023

While the official launch of the Vision Pro is not until 2024, a recent Apple press release shed light on how developers have been taking advantage of these hands-on labs, including first reactions to seeing their experiences through the lens of the Vision Pro.

Michael Simmons, who's led the team behind popular productivity apps Fantastical and Cardhop described his experience as "like seeing Fantastical for the first time. It felt like I was part of the app." His big takeaway was that "Experiencing spatial computing not only validated the designs we'd been thinking about -- it helped us start thinking not just about left to right or up and down but beyond borders at all."

"The first time you see your own app running for real, that's when you get the audible gasp," adds David Smith, podcaster and developer of Widgetsmith.

To be clear, the reactions are published by Apple, so take them with a grain of salt. What's generally exciting to see is how the experimentation of 3D user interfaces is allowing developers to reimagine what's possible.

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