- The iPhone 15 Pro and the iPhone 15 Pro Max phones now have the new Spatial Video feature.
- This feature was added in the new iOS 17.2 Public Beta test build.
- Tus feature is primarily meant to support the use of the Apple Vision Pro.
The Apple Vision Pro will be a game changer when it launches sometime in early 2024. Compared to other VR headsets like the Meta Quest and the Oculus Rift, it seems to be from the future.
Therefore, to give iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max users a glimpse of what it might feel like using the Vision Pro, the latest iOS 17.2 update will feature a new camera feature – the Spatial Video Mode.
I had first-hand experience using this feature on my friend’s iPhone 15 Pro Max. However, it seems to be an update in the right direction for Apple to integrate the Apple Vision Pro into our lives.
Therefore, to play the long developmental game, Apple has already produced the Apple 15 Pro with the Vision Pro in mind. Compared to the iPhone 14 Pro Max, the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max models had the locations of the camera shuffled around.
The ultrawide lens is now vertically below the main camera lens, where previously it was diagonally to it. Therefore, they have swapped its location with the telephoto lenses.
What this change does is allow your iPhone 15 Pro and Pro and Pro Max to shoot stereoscopic spatial videos in landscape mode. This creates a virtual 3D effect – which is what you’ll be seeing through your Vision Pro.
You can toggle this mode from the camera settings. Everything you shoot in this mode appears like it’s in 3D – especially panoramic shots. These videos are captured at 1080p 30 fps and are saved like a normal 2D video.
However, you can see its full potential by using the Apple Vision Pro, which arrives in early 2024.
So are you prepared to spend $3.5k to get the upcoming Apple Vision Pro if you already have the iPhone 15 Pro or Pro Max? Let us know in the comments below!