Apple’s mixed reality headset, the Vision Pro, which the iPhone maker calls a ‘spatial computer,’ will support screen mirroring via AirPlay or FaceTime. The spatial computer from Apple was unveiled earlier this year at a price of $3,499.
However, the Vision Pro headset will be available in the US in early 2024 before expanding to other countries at later dates.
According to a report from MacRumors, you will be able to mirror your Vision Pro display to an external monitor or TV, or share your view with others through AirPlay or FaceTime. Other headsets like Meta Quest have similar features which can help to reduce the feeling of isolation of the headset user from others.
Apple’s visionOS 1.0 beta 4 revealed a new option to reset EyeSight data. EyeSight is the feature that displays a user’s simulated eyes on the external display of the Apple Vision Pro. The option reads: You can reset EyeSight by going to Settings > People Awareness and tapping Reset Personalized EyeSight.
This will remove personalised eye details from EyeSight, like your eye shape and measurements, but EyeSight will still use your skin tone where available. After you have reset EyeSight, you can restore it by recapturing your Persona.
The report also hinted that a user’s Persona will be sent to all participants in a FaceTime call in order to allow other participants to view the user’s Persona.
Apple Vision Pro can generate Personas via machine learning that allow users to share virtual representations of themselves that reflect face and hand movements in real time with others over FaceTime.
“For FaceTime calls on a visionOS device, your Persona will be sent securely to all of the people on the call so they can view your Persona. After a call is completed, your Persona may remain stored encrypted on the other call participants’ devices for up to 30 days. The other call participants will be able to access your Persona only when they are on a call with you,” MacRumors said.