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In a surprising turn of events, Apple has witnessed an overwhelming response to its visionOS Software Development Kit (SDK), as excitement around the forthcoming Vision Pro headset continues to build. Contrary to earlier concerns regarding developer interest, it appears that Apple’s vision for the future is garnering substantial attention.
In a recent interview with Digital Trends, top executives from Apple hinted at the high level of enthusiasm the Vision Pro has generated among developers. These comments come at a pivotal moment, countering reports by Bloomberg’s technology guru, Mark Gurman, who, just a month ago, painted a somewhat gloomy picture of the developer labs. Gurman noted that these labs were “under-filled with small amounts of developers,” raising questions about the headset’s early adoption.
While Apple has yet to address these reports head-on, Susan Prescott, Vice President of Worldwide Developer Relations, subtly emphasized the impressive levels of customer satisfaction achieved by the labs. “We’ve witnessed extremely high, three-digit customer satisfaction for the labs that we’ve run so far,” she revealed.
Steve Sinclair, the Senior Director of Product Marketing for Apple Vision Pro, further underscored Apple’s optimism. “The number of SDK downloads has far exceeded our initial expectations,” Sinclair remarked, providing clear evidence of the Vision Pro’s burgeoning popularity among developers.
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One key factor propelling this surge in interest is the availability of the visionOS simulator, which was released in late June. This invaluable tool allows developers to dive into the creative process of building and testing apps for Vision Pro well ahead of its scheduled launch in early 2024.