San Francisco – Apple’s highly-anticipated developer beta of vision OS has revealed an exciting hidden feature designed to elevate the in-flight experience for users of the revolutionary Apple Vision Pro spatial computer. Known as ‘Travel Mode,’ this innovative addition aims to provide a seamless virtual reality (VR) experience within the confines of an airplane cabin, where limited space and unique environmental conditions can pose challenges for VR devices, according to a recent report by MacRumors.
The first glimpses into Travel Mode were uncovered within the text strings of the initial developer version of visionOS. These strings shed light on the functionality of this new feature, including instructions such as “If you’re on an airplane, you’ll need to keep Travel Mode on to continue using your Apple Vision Pro” and “Remain stationary in Travel Mode.” Another notable string mentioned that “The current fit may reduce gaze accuracy,” implying that Travel Mode adjusts the Vision Pro’s capabilities to suit the specific constraints of an airplane cabin.
Apple enthusiasts eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Vision Pro headset, which was unveiled earlier this month, will undoubtedly be intrigued by the Travel Mode feature. With a price tag of $3,499, the Vision Pro is set to hit the market early next year, initially launching in the United States. Although Travel Mode is currently in beta testing, the report suggests that further refinements and additional features may be introduced before its official release to the general public.
As Apple continues to push the boundaries of technology, the incorporation of Travel Mode into the Vision Pro headset showcases their commitment to enhancing user experiences, even in challenging environments such as airplanes. With its ability to tailor VR capabilities to the unique demands of air travel, Apple’s Travel Mode is poised to revolutionize the way passengers engage with immersive content during their journeys.