Apple publishes in-depth privacy details about its Vision Pro headset

13/02/2024 | Apple

Apple has shared a comprehensive overview of the privacy provisions built into its new Apple Vision Pro mixed-reality headset and visionOS.

Designed with privacy in mind, the company integrated hardware and software to safeguard users' information. This includes four privacy principles: data minimisation, on-device processing, transparency and control, and security.

Apple explains that one of the key features of visionOS is on-device processing, which processes data on the headset itself, whenever possible, including where data about your surroundings is captured by the Vision Pro cameras, to avoid sharing it with Apple or other developers. The headset also maps the area around the user to render virtual objects realistically while keeping the data protected. Apps cannot access information about surroundings by default, but with the user's permission, they can create immersive experiences by accessing surroundings data.

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