A look at visionOS & Vision Pro, or why it’s January 9, 2007 again.
I was there, in the room, in San Francisco, at Moscone, January 2007, when Steve said “Are you getting it?”.
That was the beginning of my career as an iOS developer, with the SDK coming just 1 year later. But the love for the iPhone didn’t wait for the SDK.
Then I went through it all: the iPad, longer and bigger iPhones, the same with the iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch etc … and every year came a new iPhone, a new iOS (and at the launch of iOS 7 I almost had to cry, where had my skeumorphism gone?!).
And then there was always the other side of me: Green politics and an attempted switch to full-time politics in 2024, which unfortunately failed in 2023.
The day after my political defeat there was WWDC and the presentation of Vision Pro and I was back. Motivated again because visionOS and Vision Pro are at least as revolutionary (actually more so) to me as the iPhone and iOS, or iPhoneOS. In this talk I summarise what some of you may already know, but everyone will definitely learn something.
I have been intensively involved with the new platform since the keynote. Even more intensively since the SDK came out. Even more intensively since I was at Apple in Munich. The revolution has already begun.
At best, not everyone may have noticed it yet. In this lecture we will take a closer look at the Vision Pro and its hardware as well as the different possibilities of the SDK, i.e. visionOS. We will look at how you can show your existing iPad and iPhone apps in Shared Space, as well as immersive Spaces and 3D objects.