This visionOS 2.0 concept brings some much-needed improvements to the Apple Vision Pro

Apple hasn't yet announced its visionOS 2.0 software for the Apple Vision Pro, but this concept imagines what it could offer headset owners.

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The Apple Vision Pro has been on sale for a few weeks and it's already seen a couple of software updates land. But those updates haven't been big, feature-laden ones and that will instead likely come later this year. If Apple follows the pattern that we expect, the visionOS 2.0 software update will be announced at WWDC in June before being released to the public in September. And a new concept posted to the X social network gives us some ideas of what we could see. Or, at the very least, some new features that we would like to see Apple add in a later software update.

The new concept was shared by Parker Ortolani and includes a number of improvements to the Home Screen, notifications, multitasking, and more. And while it's unlikely that these changes will all arrive, it's clear that the Apple Vision Pro and visionOS software experience has already very much captured the imagination.

One of the first things that jumped out to us when looking at the concept is the ability to automatically unlock a paired iPhone when wearing the headset. With Face ID unavailable, having the headset automatically unlock the iPhone like an Apple Watch can would be a huge improvement.

Other ideas include handoff support for the Apple TV as well as improved multitasking that would display a Dock that allows apps to be easily switched. Looking at the user's hands could also offer shortcuts for features like Spotlight and Control Center - just look at the hand you want to run the shortcut for and pinch your fingers.

You can see more of the concept's ideas in the X thread embedded above and all we need now is for Apple to be watching along and taking notes ahead of visionOS 2.0's release.

The Apple Vision Pro has been on sale since February 2 and starts at $3,499 for the 256GB model. Those who feel that they need additional storage can choose to upgrade to the 512GB and 1TB models if they want to, although each storage doubling adds $200 to the price tag. Apple is already thought to be working on a new, cheaper version of the Apple Vision Pro but it isn't yet clear what that will cost or how much that it will actually cost. Apple is also thought to be working on a new and updated version of the high-end Apple Vision Pro that is currently on sale.

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Based in the UK, Oliver has been writing about technology, entertainment, and games for more than a decade. If there's something with a battery or a plug, he's interested. After spending too much money building gaming PCs, Oliver switched to Apple and the Mac - and now spends too much on those instead.

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