According to Apple’s developer update, “TestFlight now supports visionOS apps for internal and external testing, as well as testing iOS and iPadOS apps on visionOS”. Despite no one currently possessing an Apple Vision Pro headset, Apple has announced its plan to offer Apple Vision Pro developer kits starting this month.
Details regarding how the developer kits will function have not been released by Apple, but the tech giant has affirmed that these kits will assist developers in bringing their creations to life on Vision Pro. This will offer a platform to build, iterate, and test on the headset.
Developers will have to apply to get a kit, and Apple might require developers to purchase an Apple Vision Pro headset to create apps for it. However, the purchase price is expected to include access to beta software, developer labs, discussion forums, technical support, and other resources, if the Apple Vision Pro development kit follows the pattern of the Apple silicon development kit.
In the past, Apple offered a developer kit that was a Mac mini with an Apple silicon chip inside in 2020. This kit was offered to help developers transition from Intel to Apple silicon. The Mac mini machines were sold for $500, but developers were required to return them at the end of the testing program.
Apple also has plans to allow developers to visit Apple Vision Pro developer labs that will be set up in Cupertino, London, Munich, Shanghai, Singapore, and Tokyo.
Furthermore, the latest version of TestFlight now supports apps built with the third Xcode 15 beta for iOS 17, iPadOS 17, macOS Sonoma, tvOS 17, and watchOS 10.