VisionOS: A Deep Dive into Apple’s Spatial Computing Platform
Apple has officially unveiled its highly anticipated VR headset, the Vision Pro, at this year’s WWDC 2023 event, putting an end to years of rumors and speculation. The Vision Pro showcases impressive capabilities such as 4K resolution output from each miniature display and the ability to generate a “digital persona” through facial scanning. However, according to Mike Rockwell, VP of the Technology Development Group at Apple, the true power behind these advancements lies in the newly introduced operating system called visionOS, which is specifically designed for “spatial computing.”
Built upon the foundational elements of macOS and iOS, visionOS brings unique features tailored to enhance the virtual reality experience. One notable feature is the Foveated Renderer, similar to the one found in PSVR 2, which optimizes visual fidelity by sharpening the user’s focal point while blurring the peripheral vision.