On Tuesday, Apple released VisionOS Beta 6 (21N5300a) exclusively for developers who have received the Apple Vision Pro Developer Kit. According to 9to5Mac, they discovered video files detailing the initial setup process and basic controls of Apple Vision Pro.
The demonstration video of Apple Vision Pro lasts 35 seconds and consists of multiple clips. It showcases the user’s ability to create a persona for FaceTime through the glasses. The setup process is similar to setting up Face ID on iPhones and iPads, where the user must hold the Apple Vision Pro glasses in front of their face for the glasses to scan their facial features. This includes facing forward, looking to the side, looking up, looking down, smiling, and winking.
As for the basic controls, the demonstration video shows that users can use their eyes to focus on app icons, causing the icons to animate and highlight. They can then tap the icon with their thumb to enter the app and interact with it. This is similar to the double-tap gesture on the Apple Watch. Additionally, users can scroll up and down by either holding their thumb and index finger and sliding them up and down or by placing their hand on their knee or a surface and sliding it up and down.
The demonstration video of Apple Vision Pro is sourced from 9to5Mac. Although Apple Vision Pro is not officially available for sale yet, the build number of VisionOS Beta 6 (21N5300a) indicates a significant improvement from the previous version, numbered 21N5259j. In general, the letter “a” at the end of a build number indicates a more stable operating system, nearing the public release stage.
TLDR: Apple released VisionOS Beta 6 exclusively for developers with the Apple Vision Pro Developer Kit. The video demonstrates the setup process and basic controls of Apple Vision Pro, including creating a persona for FaceTime and using eye movements to interact with app icons. The new build number suggests a more stable operating system, signaling an imminent public release.