Archive for June 22, 2023

Thursday, June 22, 2023

visionOS SDK

Apple (Hacker News):

Apple today announced the availability of new software tools and technologies that enable developers to create groundbreaking app experiences for Apple Vision Pro — Apple’s first spatial computer. Featuring visionOS, the world’s first spatial operating system, Vision Pro lets users interact with digital content in their physical space using the most natural and intuitive inputs possible — their eyes, hands, and voice. Starting today, Apple’s global community of developers will be able to create an entirely new class of spatial computing apps that take full advantage of the infinite canvas in Vision Pro and seamlessly blend digital content with the physical world to enable extraordinary new experiences. With the visionOS SDK, developers can utilize the powerful and unique capabilities of Vision Pro and visionOS to design brand-new app experiences across a variety of categories including productivity, design, gaming, and more.

Next month, Apple will open developer labs in Cupertino, London, Munich, Shanghai, Singapore, and Tokyo to provide developers with hands-on experience to test their apps on Apple Vision Pro hardware and get support from Apple engineers. Development teams will also be able to apply for developer kits to help them quickly build, iterate, and test right on Apple Vision Pro.

visionOS Documentation (Hacker News):

Create new apps using SwiftUI to take full advantage of the spectrum of immersion available in visionOS. If you have an existing iPad or iPhone app, add the visionOS destination to your app’s target to gain access to the standard system appearance, and add platform-specific features to create a compelling experience.

Serenity Caldwell:

We’ve also updated the Human Interface Guidelines to help you design for visionOS, learn more about spatial inputs and spatial layout, create stunning immersive experiences, and a whole lot more.

Xcode 15 Beta 2 Release Notes:

Xcode 15 beta 2 includes SDKs for iOS 17, iPadOS 17, tvOS 17, watchOS 10, macOS Sonoma, and visionOS.


Update (2023-06-23): See also:

macOS 13.4.1

Juli Clover (release notes, security, enterprise, developer, full installer, IPSW):

According to Apple’s release notes, the update provides important security fixes and is recommended for all users.

See also: Mr. Macintosh and Howard Oakley.


Update (2023-07-26): Adam Engst:

I don’t know when Apple fixed the bug because the company didn’t see fit to mention it in any release notes. Regardless, in macOS 13.4.1, the screen saver again works properly with multiple displays.


iOS 16.5.1 and iPadOS 16.5.1

Juli Clover (release notes, security):

According to Apple’s notes for the update, the update includes important security fixes and is recommended for all users. It also addresses a bug that could prevent charging with the Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter. Reports in May suggested that the Camera Adapter was not working with iPhones and iPads that had been updating to the iOS 16.5 and iPadOS 16.5 updates, with the adapter failing to power connected devices.


macOS 12.6.7 and macOS 11.7.8

Apple (full installer):

This document describes the security content of macOS Monterey 12.6.7.

Apple (full installer):

This document describes the security content of macOS Big Sur 11.7.8.

See also: Howard Oakley.