Apple Vision Pro external display offers more potential than we expected. A look at the recently released VisionOS beta for the Apple Vision Pro offers new possibilities for the external ‘EyeSight’ display. Though the Apple Vision Pro has yet to be formally released, further details regarding Apple’s foray into the world of virtual reality are emerging.
Apple Vision Pro external display offers more potential than we expected
One of the most startling parts of the Vision Pro is its external display, nicknamed the ‘EyeSight’ by Apple. This name derives from what appears to be the major application – the ability to show the wearer’s eye ‘through’ the headset. This allows individuals close to determine if the headset user is gazing at them or is completely immersed in whatever virtual world they are inhabiting.
Of course, the Vision Pro isn’t showing the user’s true face. Instead, users create an avatar by scanning their faces with the Vision Pro cameras from various angles to produce a comprehensive picture. This is then used to create the avatar visible in the EyeSight display.
EyeSight displays notifications and advertising
According to Road to VR, the complete technique for creating the avatar has been incorporated into VisionOS beta 6, which has been made available to developers. A closer look at the process indicates that Apple employs prompts on the external EyeSight display to walk people through the procedure, which has many excited.
Given this, it appears that developers might use the external display for other purposes, such as showing messages or adverts. When not being worn, the display might be used to show low battery or that an update is available, for example. Given the overall appearance and feel of the project, granting Third-Party developers access to this feature may end up gratifying Cyberpunk aficionados.