Ever since the release of the Vision Pro, Apple’s latest venture into the realm of virtual reality, critics have been vocal about their concerns and criticisms. The most common gripe seems to be with the three-dimensional avatars known as Personas. These digital representations are created by the device, which scans the user’s face and then presents it during FaceTime calls. However, in response to the feedback, Apple has rolled out the first developer beta of visionOS 1.1 for Vision Pro. This update introduces significant aesthetic improvements to the Personas.
Upon installing the new visionOS 1.1 update, users of Vision Pro are immediately prompted to go through the scanning process again. This helps them take advantage of the latest updates in terms of appearance. Several users have shared their experiences and screenshots of the new versions of their Personas on various social media platforms. The general consensus is that the Personas have become more detailed and more lifelike than before.
To provide some context, Apple defines Personas as “authentic spatial representations” of the users. These are capable of displaying the user’s facial expressions and hand movements in real time. During video calls made via Vision Pro, these virtual representations take the place of the user, since the headset obscures the real face. The process of setting up a Persona also involves capturing the user’s eyes for the EyeSight feature. This feature enables others to see a digital replica of the user’s gaze on the external screen of the Vision Pro. This update is a significant stride forward in the field of augmented reality technology. Apple continues to push the envelope of innovation with the goal of making virtual interactions increasingly immersive and natural.