Vision Pro is probably coming to more countries soon — but don't read international keyboard code like tea leaves

The Apple Vision Pro on a white table.
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The latest visionOS code hints at 12 new keyboard languages coming to Apple Vision Pro, but does this mean we’ll be getting an international launch sooner rather than later?

The code, originally discovered by MacRumors, adds support for the following languages in visionOS:

  • Cantonese, Traditional
  • Chinese, Simplified
  • English (Australia)
  • English (Canada)
  • English (Japan)
  • English (Singapore)
  • English (UK)
  • French (Canada)
  • French (France)
  • German (Germany)
  • Japanese
  • Korean

Currently, visionOS only supports English (US) and Emoji keyboards which is incredibly limited compared to the well over 100 options available on the best iPhones running iOS 17

With an international launch of Apple’s mixed-reality headset looming according to top insider Ming-Chi-Kuo, who expects the Vision Pro to be available internationally prior to WWDC in June. That said, can we really draw conclusions from additional languages being added to visionOS? Isn’t this just Apple adding support for features that should’ve existed at launch?

A lack of Spanish hints at the next Vision Pro launch countries

If these new keyboard languages and autocorrect additions do hint at the next countries where Vision Pro will launch, then we can expect to see the headset in China, UK, France, Canada, Germany, Japan, and South Korea in the coming months. While the collective languages spoken in China are the most spoken native language in the world, the lack of Spanish added to this list (the second most spoken native language) would imply that these new keyboard languages are hinting at a future product launch. If these languages were added purely to enhance the experience of visionOS, you’d expect Apple to add popular languages like Spanish considering roughly 42 million people in the US speak the language. 

Apple Vision Pro is Apple’s first venture into the world of spatial computing and the revolutionary product, which starts at $3,499, is the company’s first new hero product since the launch of the Apple Watch in 2015.

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