Apple’s upcoming App Store for its Vision Pro headset will include all compatible iPhone and iPad apps “by default.” In an update on Tuesday, Apple said it will release the new App Store with the developer beta of visionOS this fall.
Both iPad and iPhone apps will appear alongside visionOS apps in the new App Store. As Apple has said previously, it will automatically import iOS and iPadOS apps to its new mixed reality operating system “with no additional work required.” Developers can still optimize their apps if needed.
“By default, your iPad and/or iPhone apps will be published automatically on the App Store on Apple Vision Pro,” Apple notes. “Most frameworks available in iPadOS and iOS are also included in visionOS, which means nearly all iPad and iPhone apps can run on visionOS, unmodified.”
Developers also have the option of building an app for Vision Pro using Apple’s visionOS software development kit. Apple started taking applications for Vision Pro developer kits in July, giving developers plenty of time to play around with the device before its official launch early next year. We may even hear more about Apple’s plans for the Vision Pro during its iPhone 15 event on September 12th.