The Apple Vision Pro just got its first major software update with visionOS 1.1 now available

The Apple Vision Pro mixed reality headset now has its first major software update after Apple made visionOS 1.1 available to the public.

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If you're the proud owner of an Apple Vision Pro you now have Apple's first major software update available for download. The update, visionOS 1.1, has been in beta testing for a little while now and today Apple made it available for everyone who wants it. The Apple Vision Pro is currently only available to those in the United States of course so there's no global release here.

The new software update can be installed by opening the Settings app on the Apple Vision Pro before selling the General option and choosing Software Update. The headset will need to be removed in order for the update to progress but don't worry, a progress bar will appear on the outside of the headset so that you know how things are getting on and when the update is complete.

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This new visionOS 1.1 software update brings with it a number of improvements, not least to the Persona feature. Still in beta, this new update improves how hair and makeup appear while the neck and mouth have also received some attention. Apple also says that the rendering of eyes for EyeSight has been improved while the option to enroll a Persona hands-free has now been added to the configuration options.

Other notable features include support for iMessage Contact Key Verification while the Virtual Keyboard has now also been more accurate. Apple's release notes also point out that the Mac Virtual Display feature has been improved to make it more reliable when discovering and then connecting to a Mac.

As always we would suggest that users download this new software update as soon as possible, if only to enjoy those Persona updates!

As for what comes next, we can likely expect more visionOS updates over the coming weeks and months but the real fun will come at WWDC, likely in June. Apple is likely to unveil the new visionOS 2.0 software at that event and while we don't know what that will entail, it will be interesting to see what Apple's first big revamp of visionOS looks like and which features it will offer. The update will likely be made available to developers almost immediately after the event while the release to the public will then likely happen the following fall, likely in September.

The same WWDC event will likely also see Apple announce new software for the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV with Apple rumored to be leaning on AI functionality specifically for the iOS 18 update on the iPhone.

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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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