Flurry of New Apple ‘AR/VR’ Job Listings Point to New Products on the Horizon

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A flurry of new job listings for Apple’s secretive ‘Technology Development Group’ suggests that the company has reached a new phase of turning its years of AR/VR R&D into actual upcoming products.

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Apple Developers Join WebVR Community Group Shaping the Future of VR on the Web

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With Apple’s newly public interest in VR , developers from the company have join the W3C WebVR Community Group to have a say in the development of the WebVR standard. SEE ALSO Apple Adds VR Rendering Essentials to MacOS via Metal 2.

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Apple Developers Join The WebVR Community Group

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Today, Brandon Jones from Google (who is one of the chairs in the official WebVR Community Group ,) noticed that developers from Apple have officially joined the group. With their inclusion this now means that every major web browser vendor (Apple = Safari for example) has input into WebVR’s development. In the Community Group there are 147 non-Chair participants as of the time of this writing. Tagged with: apple , webvr Facebook Twitter Reddit More.

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Report: Apple Developing AR/VR Headset with 8K Resolution Per-eye Slated for 2020

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According to a report by CNET , citing an anonymous “person familiar with Apple’s plans,” the company is working on an AR/VR headset targeting 8K resolution per-eye, scheduled for launch in 2020. Apple Apple AR Apple VR News apple apple ar apple vr

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Apple’s Job Listings Seek ‘VR File Format Engineer’, ‘VR Pipeline Engineer’, & More

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Now that Apple is being open about their interest in VR the company is publicly listing new job postings for a number of roles seeking candidates with VR expertise. See Also: Apple Adds VR Rendering Essentials to MacOS via Metal 2.

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Apple Joins the Impending Avatar Wars With Memoji

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At Worldwide Developer Conference today, Apple announced a new avatar system, dubbed ‘Memoji’, the company’s next step into the world of iPhone X animated emojis mapped to a user’s facial movements. Image courtesy Apple. SEE ALSO Apple Unveils ARKit 2.0,

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Apple Job Listing Seeks Game Technologies Engineer That is “comfortable with AR and VR concepts”

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Posted earlier this summer, yet another Apple job listing seeks candidates with AR and VR proficiency. ” Game Technologies Engineers create the tools and capabilities which allow developers to make great games on Apple platforms.

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Report: Apple Using VR to Test Self-Driving System

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Virtual reality is being used to test Apple’s self-driving vehicle. According to a Bloomberg report on Tuesday, Apple will be able to continue to keeping their secretive plans to develop self-driving software behind closed doors thanks to virtual reality. News Apple Automotive

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Is Apple Working On A VR headset?

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Apple has been in the news recently and I do not mean because their iPhone sales are slowing. Some members are even "borrowed" from the Microsoft's HoloLens group. Apple Granted VR Headset Patent Prototypes VR Headsets Being Tested?

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Apple Manufacturer Quanta Signs Deal to Mass Produce Lumus AR Display Modules

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Though Quanta is a manufacturer and supplier for a number of major consumer tech companies, like HP and Acer, Bloomberg reports that the company is “one of Apple’s main manufacturing partners,” and gets nearly 60% of its revenue from Apple, which is reportedly developing an AR headset.

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Apple Mum on AR/VR for iPhone 7, but Here’s How We Know They’re Still Working on It

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Yesterday Apple held a keynote presentation to update the world on their latest products. It’s too early for Apple to jump into the AR/VR game. That much was made clear on stage at the company’s latest keynote where they revealed the iPhone 7 and the Apple Watch Series 2.

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Apple’s ARKit Evolves Pokemon GO

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Today at WWDC Apple announced a slew of updates across its many product lines. In addition to showing an HTC Vive finally being powered by an Apple computer, the company also showed off a new slate of developer tools that can help programmers integrate one of Silicon Valley’s hottest buzzwords more fully into the iPhone: augmented reality. AR has been the talk of the town at recent major keynotes from Apple’s big-tech competitors like Google and Facebook.

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Apple is working on an AR/VR headset for 2020: my thoughts over this news

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On Friday, a report on CNET shook a bit the XR community revealing that Apple is working on an AR/VR headset for 2020. An article that has become pretty popular, since every time that Apple makes something in an industry, it for sure changes all the market dynamics.

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WaveOptics Working With EV Group For Sub-$600 AR Wearables By Next Year

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Following the report of WaveOptics’ nearly $16 million series B funding last July, the Oxford, UK-based optics tech company announced today it has partnered with semiconductor, microelectromechanical, and nanotech supplier EV Group (ECG) to bring consumer-ready augmented reality displays to market by the end of 2019.

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Apple has a secret team working to make the iPhone’s.

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Apple has a secret team working to make the iPhone’s camera a portal to augmented reality By adding AR technology into the iPhone’s camera software, Apple wants consumers to be able to point the phone at a real-world object and have it be recognized, according to the person familiar with the matter.

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4 Ways We Know Apple is Working on AR/VR TechIt’s too early for.

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4 Ways We Know Apple is Working on AR/VR Tech It’s too early for Apple to jump into the AR/VR game. That much was made clear on stage at the company’s latest keynote where they revealed the iPhone 7 and the Apple Watch Series 2. apple vr virtual reality

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Apple Should Be Very Worried About Google’s Pixel

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These facts have me considering jumping ship from Apple seriously for the first time since 2007. While I’m deeply embedded in the Apple ecosystem, Pixel tempts me more than ever before to consider leaving Apple behind completely. Just how embedded am I with Apple? I basically didn’t talk to my family for a week during a recent outage caused by my need to repair the iPhone because our iMessage chat group didn’t port over to Android.

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Apple’s FaceTime Gets AR Effects With Animoji

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Apple is updating its FaceTime video calling app as part of its iOS 12 launch later this year, and it includes some AR features. Along with support for group video calls (finally) that support up to 32 users (!), We saw these effects at work on-stage during Apple’s WWDC presentation today. With the tap of a button, everyone of a group call was transformed into animals, including tigers, koalas and a unicorn.

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Apple Hints At VR/AR Work Once More With Oculus, Magic Leap.

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Apple Hints At VR/AR Work Once More With Oculus, Magic Leap Hires Business Insider is reporting that the ever-popular tech giant made two key hires in recent weeks and months. The former is Yury Petrov, who reportedly came on board at Apple all the way back in June.

Video Gives Us a Peek Into the Future of How AR and VR Will Work Together

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Known recently for their whimsical open source keyboard (and magnificently weird blobby-guy), Normal is a group of remotely-located developers that are using their own technology to make developing from separate locations an easier experience.

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Weekly Funding Roundup: Apple Buys German Eye Tracking Firm.

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Weekly Funding Roundup: Apple Buys German Eye Tracking Firm SensoMotoric Instruments, Adobe Buys Mettle’s SkyBox Tools, and Former Valve initiative CastAR Shuts Down 1) Apple has quietly bought SensoMotoric Instruments , a German maker of eye-tracking glasses.

Burberry Integrates Apple AR Tech into its Fashion App

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Burberry Group Plc is the latest luxury brand to experiment with augmented reality, adding technology from Apple Inc. 2014 then-CEO Angela Ahrendts left Burberry to join Apple as an executive in.

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Duplicate & Share Real-World Objects In AR With 3D Scanner Pro

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Turn everyday items into 3D models and share them instantly with friends using Apple Quick Look. Thanks to Apple’s recently announced AR Quick Look feature, friends are now able to easily place and share AR objects throughout the real world directly through their Safari web browser.

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AR+VR Weekly: New HBR enterprise MR data, Apple rebuilding Maps and big news from Niantic

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In addition to keeping you up-to-date on the top AR+VR news, funding activity, and launch announcements, here are there three stories you need to know: Enterprise interest in MR, Apple Vans hit the streets and Pikachu gets more real. Meanwhile, Apple is rebuilding its Apple Maps from the ground up including the use of Apple Vans equipped with LiDAR to scan the world. These maps will come in handy for Apple’s AR efforts.

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AR/VR M&A Timeline: Facebook, GoPro, HP, Apple Begin To Grab.

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AR/VR M&A Timeline: Facebook, GoPro, HP, Apple Begin To Grab Startups In the wake of Facebook’s high-profile acquisition of Oculus VR, corporates from HP to GoPro are snapping up augmented reality and virtual reality startups.

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Peter Jackson’s New Studio is All About AR Storytelling

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The Lord of the Rings auteur is using Apple’s ARkit to unlock new levels of storytelling immersion in augmented reality. On stage demo at Apple’s WWDC. News Apple AR ARKit Augmented Reality BBC Movies Peter Jackson WWDC

Ikea Place ARKit App Brings Virtual Furniture Into Your Home

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The Swedish furniture retailer is using Apple’s ARkit to help digitally furnish your own space. Now it appears as though the multinational group is crossing into augmented reality territory with a brand new app that brings digital IKEA furniture into any room of your choosing.

Final Cut Pro X Arrives With 360 VR Video Editing

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During Apple’s June developer conference, we finally got a glimpse of what we’ve all been patiently waiting for—Apple embracing VR. And with the launch of the new iMac Pro today, Apple is positioning it as the ideal machine for VR development.

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AR will mean dystopia if we don’t act today

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Apple’s ARKit algorithms wouldn’t work with Google’s ARCore data even if Google gave them access. Apple has always done a great job of this. Values-driven companies like Mozilla or Apple will have a trust advantage over other platforms whose values we don’t know.

Unwrap Your Own Virtual Idol Via ‘HoloModels’ AR App

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Whether it’s beloved anime idol group like ‘Love Live!’ News Apple ARkit AR AR Virtual Idol ARKit Augmented Reality Gugenka HoloModels Japan Megu Shinonome Virtual IdolPlace, resize and pose Megu anyway you’d like using an impressive array of detailed customization.

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‘Mythica VR': VR LARP With D&D-style World Building Hits Kickstarter

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This reward level is perfect for Game Masters who want to start building their quests now so that they’re ready for their gaming group to play on release.

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The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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Well, they just joined the Bluetooth Special Interest Group, which is a prerequisite in order to use Bluetooth in any hardware device – and they joined as an adopter, which mean that they would be building the Bluetooth-enabled products.

LEGO’s Latest Playset Has Kids Battling Ghosts In AR

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Image Credit: The Lego Group. Newbury Haunted High / Image Credit: The Lego Group. The Shrimp Shack / Image Credit: The Lego Group. Image Credit: The Lego Group. Featured Image Credit: The Lego Group.

Did Seebright Just Launch Google Cardboard for AR?

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Osterhaut Design Group sells their R-7 glasses for $2799.99. Seebright supports both Apple iOS and Google’s Android, with the Seebright SDK featuring an emulator that works on both platforms. Apple or Google, it doesn’t matter as being platform agnostic is all that counts.”

Intel to Buy Imagination Technologies or AMD’s RTG?

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More recently, AMD spun off its engineering teams under the Radeon Technologies Group, which is lead by Raja Koduri. Imagination Technologies tried to sell themselves to Apple, who owns 8.5%