Apple says it is going to give builders the chance to use for Imaginative and prescient Professional dev kits beginning someday in July.
Along with releasing a primary spherical of developer instruments final week, together with a software program ‘Simulator’ of Imaginative and prescient Professional, Apple additionally needs to offer builders an opportunity to get their fingers on the headset itself.
The corporate signifies that purposes for a Imaginative and prescient Professional growth package will open beginning in July, and developers will be able to find details here when the time comes.
There’s no telling how most of the growth kits the corporate plans to ship out, or precisely when they’ll begin transport, however given Apple’s tradition of maximum secrecy you possibly can guess chosen builders can be locked down with strict NDAs concerning their use of the machine.
The Imaginative and prescient Professional developer package isn’t the one manner builders will be capable of take a look at their apps on an actual headset.
Builders may even be capable of apply to attend ‘Imaginative and prescient Professional developer labs’:
Apply for the chance to attend an Apple Imaginative and prescient Professional developer lab, the place you possibly can expertise your visionOS, iPadOS, and iOS apps working on Apple Imaginative and prescient Professional. With direct assist from Apple, you’ll be capable of take a look at and optimize your apps and video games, so that they’ll be prepared when Apple Imaginative and prescient Professional is out there to clients. Labs can be accessible in six areas worldwide: Cupertino, London, Munich, Shanghai, Singapore, and Tokyo.
Our understanding is that purposes for the developer labs may even open in July.
Moreover, builders may even be capable of request that their app be reviewed by Apple itself on visionOS, although that is restricted to current iPhone and iPad apps, moderately than newly created apps for visionOS:
For those who at present have an iPad or iPhone app on the App Retailer, we might help you take a look at it on Apple Imaginative and prescient Professional. Request a compatibility analysis from App Overview to get a report in your app or sport’s look and the way it behaves in visionOS.
Imaginative and prescient Professional isn’t deliberate to ship till early 2024, however Apple needs to have third-party apps prepared and ready for when that point comes.