Now that developers have access to the Apple Vision Pro’s visionOS software and can utilize it in a Mac simulator, we are gradually acquiring additional information about the capabilities of the headset.
This includes the introduction of a feature known as Travel Mode.
Travel Mode appears to have been designed with air travel in mind, as the headset will automatically adapt to accommodate this specific scenario.
In certain instances, this may involve the disabling of entire functionalities, while in others, it might result in reduced performance.
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Although Apple has yet to officially confirm the existence of Travel Mode, reports indicate that it has already been referenced in the initial visionOS beta.
The discovery of various text strings sheds light on how Travel Mode is expected to operate.
Among the found strings are phrases such as “Are you on a plane?” and “Some awareness features will be deactivated.”
Consequently, when Travel Mode is activated, a few features will either undergo modifications or become disabled.
The report provides further details on the changes that Vision Pro users can anticipate while traveling by plane, such as the removal of awareness features.
“One of the text strings suggests that ‘some awareness features will be turned off.’ This implies that certain sensors and functionalities reliant on spatial awareness may be deactivated or scaled down,” notes the report. The limited space inside an aircraft cabin is presumed to be a contributing factor.
Similar adjustments will be made, including the disabling of Digital Personas, while wearers will also be instructed to “Remain stationary in Travel Mode.”
This guideline likely stems from safety concerns, as Apple presumably does not want individuals moving around an airplane while wearing its headset for obvious reasons.
In the upcoming weeks and months, we can anticipate further revelations about the Vision Pro as it is slated for an early 2024 release.
In the meantime, we can look forward to the launch of the iPhone 15 and several new updates for the Apple Watch.