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Apple introduces the first developer beta of visionOS 1.1


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Following the release of the Apple Vision Pro, Apple has brought out its first developer beta for its operating system, visionOS 1.1.

Before release, the developer betas for visionOS could be downloaded to the developer's Mac, which also acts as the development platform for visionOS apps.

The beta can be installed directly from the Apple Vision Pro, by opening Settings then General, followed by Beta Updates and selecting visionOS Developer Beta. Users need a registered Apple developer account to access the beta.

Developers are also able to use the updated visionOS within Xcode, as the updates usually include changes to the visionOS simulator itself.

The first beta build for visionOS 1.1 is number 21O5181e.

This is the first developer beta for visionOS that Apple has provided following the release of the Apple Vision Pro to the public on February 2. It is unknown what the content of the beta will be in terms of changes at this early stage, but it is likely to include an initial wave of post-release bug fixes, performance improvements, and feature tweaks.

AppleInsider and Apple strongly suggest users don't install beta operating systems or other beta software on "mission-critical" or primary devices, as there is the small chance of issues that could result in the loss of data. Testers should instead use secondary or non-essential hardware and ensure they have sufficient backups of their critical data at all times.

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