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Apple today released the second beta of an upcoming visionOS 2 update to developers, with the second beta coming two weeks after the first beta.

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Registered developers are able to opt into the betas by opening up the Settings app on their device, going to the Software Update Section, tapping on the "Beta Updates" option, and toggling on the Developer Beta. Note that an Apple ID associated with a developer account is required to download and install the beta.

visionOS 2 is able to take the depth information from 2D photos and turn them into 3D photos using advanced machine learning. Apple says that the feature is meant to add depth to photos to make memories more immersive.

There are new hand gestures for activating the Home View and Control Center, and the Home View is also now customizable with apps able to be rearranged. Travel Mode now includes support for trains, and Guest User profiles are now saved for 30 days so guests don't have to do the setup process every time they try out the headset.

Later in the year, Mac Virtual Display will support higher resolution and larger sized virtual displays, which Apple says will be equivalent to two 4K monitors side by side. With an AirPlay update, the Vision Pro can serve as an AirPlay receiver, so content from the iPhone, iPad, or Mac can be shared to the headset.

The Mindfulness app can track and respond to breathing patterns using the camera for an improved meditation experience, and the Vision Pro supports Bluetooth mice with visionOS 2.

Article Link: Apple Seeds Second visionOS 2 Beta to Developers
 
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midkay

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Can someone check whether this fixes the bug in Beta 1 where Spatial Photos shot on iPhone using an app like Spatialify were not loading/displaying properly (just showing a loading spinner)?
 

spaxxedout

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Does not have the enhanced Mac Virtual Display.

I do think the new home view / control center gesture is working more reliably, but like all visionOS updates, much of that can be confabulation.
 

sticky

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Can someone check whether this fixes the bug in Beta 1 where Spatial Photos shot on iPhone using an app like Spatialify were not loading/displaying properly (just showing a loading spinner)?
It does not appear to - certainly not still images. Overall the Photos app seems quite buggy compared to the first Beta release.
 

eliehass

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Is anyone else noticing that in Vision OS 2 Beta 2 the windows don't seem to be stable. They move around a little as my eyes move...
 

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I hope people can bug appple about the iPhone mirror function and bringing it to AVP, which is more need of this function
 
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