Many Apps Do Not Want to be a part of Apple’s Vision and Here are Some Reasons Why

Apple is launching its new product called Vision Pro in a few days and people have many expectations from it. Vision Pro needs many apps in it to function properly. Some of these apps are going to install in-built features for Vision while some will need to have an update for Vision Pro. 50% of the apps built for Vision Pro are about utilities, productivity, entertainment, education, and health & fitness. Many of the apps are user favorites like Food Ninja, Streaks, Zoom, and some of Apple’s apps.

Apple is hoping for Version Pro to be their best seller. That's why it is adding as many apps as possible in it. It's going to be an expensive product but to make it a bestseller, Apple made an operating system called visionOS for it that will run iOS and iPadOS apps exactly as they are, without any developer changes. As a result, more than one million apps will be available on Vision Pro. Apple also gave a choice to developers of IOS and iPadOS apps if they did not want to include their apps in the Vision App Store. Apple anticipated that the number of developers not wanting their apps on Vision would be less. But about 305k of total apps are not going to be added on Vision.
The category of apps that didn't want to be added to Vision Pro is educational with 12% of its apps excluded from Vision Pro. Next was business and utilities with 9%, lifestyle with 8%, and health & fitness with 6% apps not being added to Vision Pro. Some apps like Amazon Kindle, Pandora, Spotify, Netflix Google Docs, and Walmart don't want to be included with vision pro apps. There are certain reasons why some apps are not able to run on Vision Pro. The most probable reason is that some apps cannot run on visionOS with some changes. Developers will need to launch a separate app but that takes time. Another reason is that developers cannot test their apps on devices that are not yet released. They will have to wait for their releases to test if an app can run on that device. If we see that from a business perspective, many apps have some issues with Apple. That's why they won't permit their apps to run on visionOS.

H/T: AppFigures

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