Report: Apple AR Headset Could Rely on iPhone for Rendering & Connectivity

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Several reports over the past two years have suggested Apple is getting ready to manufacture an AR headset , and possibly ship it sometime in 2020—something that’s so far unsubstantiated by the company itself. SEE ALSO Report: Apple Nearly Acquired Leap Motion but the Deal Fell Through.

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Report: Apple Acquired VR Headset Startup Vrvana for $30 Million

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Citing sources close to the deal, TechCrunch reports that VR headset maker Vrvana has been acquired by Apple for $30 million. Now TechCrunch , citing sources close to the deal, reports that Apple has acquired the company for “around $30 million.”

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Apple Embraces VR: Every Virtual Reality Announcement From Today’s WWDC Keynote

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At Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference today, the company made a major shift in their embrace of virtual reality with several new VR announcements during the event’s opening keynote. Today marks a major shift in Apple’s public support for virtual reality.

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Apple Positions New iMac Pro for VR Development, Available Starting Thursday

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Back at WWDC 2017 Apple finally embraced VR, announcing that it had been working with Valve to bring SteamVR and the HTC Vive to MacOS , along with a number of other announcements about how the company would support VR as part of its ecosystem.

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Apple Files Patent For AR Tech That Conceals Virtual Objects Behind Real Ones

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Apple and Valve Have Worked Together for Nearly a Year to Bring VR to MacOS

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Apple’s broad embrace of VR this week shows that the company has had virtual reality support on its roadmap for quite some time. During a session at WWDC , Apple and Valve confirmed they’ve been working together for nearly a year to bring SteamVR and OpenVR to MacOS.

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Apple AR/VR Product to Debut in 2017, Predicts Sony’s Head of Worldwide Studios

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To many, the question of an Apple AR or VR headset has become a “when” rather than an “if” The President of Sony’s Worldwide Studios thinks 2017 is the year that Apple introduces its first immersive device.

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Hololens Co-inventor & AR/VR Pioneer Avi Bar-Zeev Has Left Apple

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Avi Bar-Zeev, Hololens co-inventor and longtime AR/VR stalwart, has left Apple, Variety reports. SEE ALSO Report: Apple Developing AR/VR Headset with 8K Resolution Per-eye Slated for 2020. I left my full-time position at Apple in January,” Bar-Zeev told Variety.

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Oculus Mum on Rift Support for MacOS in the Wake of Apple’s VR Announcements

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Apple this week showed it’s getting serious about the VR medium with platform-spanning VR announcements this week crossing both hardware and software. It wasn’t uncommon to see developers building and running VR applications on Apple computers. Photo courtesy Apple.

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Apple Reportedly in Development on Combination AR/VR Headset

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Apple could soon be dominating the immersive market as rumors swirl around their unannounced AR/VR headset. A recent Cnet report has the the immersive industry in a tizzy as rumors regarding Apple’s still yet-to-be-announced combination AR & VR headset have begun circulating once more.

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Apple Patented An iPhone Compatible Wireless VR Headset

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Report: Apple Nearly Acquired Leap Motion but the Deal Fell Through

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According to a report from Business Insider , earlier this year Apple was on the verge of acquiring Leap Motion, but the deal fell through days before it was expected to close. SEE ALSO Apple Acquires AR Optics Startup Akonia Holographics.

Apple, Valve, and LG Invest in OLED Microdisplay Maker eMagin

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According to documents filed last month with SEC, a new stock issuance of some $10 million by OLED microdisplay maker eMagin will be bought up by Apple, Valve, and LG, among others. SEE ALSO Apple's Latest VR Patent Describes a Compact VR Headset with Eye Tracking.

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Apple’s Tim Cook On Augmented Reality: ‘It Will Be Huge’

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XRDC Interviews AR and VR Industry Experts in Healthcare Report

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The Healthcare Industry, VR, and AR. The interviewees discuss how they bring AR and VR tech into the healthcare industry. The wireless consumer and enterprise VR headsets are now available and are a major breakthrough product for all industries.

Apple Reportedly Could Have Over 1,000 Engineers Working on AR in Israel

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According to UBS analyst Steven Milunovich , Apple could have over 1,000 engineers working on Augmented Reality technology in Israel, mostly at its major R&D centre in Herzliya. Milunovich maintains Apple might introduce AR features similar to Google’s Tango in the next iPhone.

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The Apple Privacy Wall

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The Apple Privacy Wall/Strategy Analysis of How Apple will Come at Oculus Next Year. At I nfinite Retina we soon will be sharing research on the Spatial Computing industry, this post gives you a little taste. Apple is clearly going after Facebook. Apple isn’t.

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Recent Apple Patent Hints at a Future of Autonomous VR Cars

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According to a patent filed by Apple in 2017, some very fun road trips could be on the horizon. Patent and Trademark Office published several Apple patent applications submitted September 2017, leading to some very interesting speculation towards the company’s vision of VR in the future.

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Here’s the Star Wars VR Demo Apple Showed During Their Keynote

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At yesterday’s keynote at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2017, Apple revealed the new iMac Pro and updated 27” Retina iMac , both of which are VR-ready, along with a slew of other VR related product updates. Apple News Bits apple vr wwdc vive star wars demo wwdc vr wwdc

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ManoMotion Introduces Apple ARKit Hand Gesture Support

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The industry has seen the release of not one, but two powerful AR platforms , support from a wide variety of developers, and some of the coolest immersive experiences of the year. The post ManoMotion Introduces Apple ARKit Hand Gesture Support appeared first on VRScout.

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Microsoft Store to Lead Industry in Revenue Share to non-Game VR App Devs

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The post Microsoft Store to Lead Industry in Revenue Share to non-Game VR App Devs appeared first on Road to VR. Later this year, Microsoft is increasing the cut developers earn when publishing on the Microsoft Store.

Apple Hires NASA Expert To Help Build Augmented Reality Glasses

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According to a Bloomberg story published this week, Apple hired Jeff Norris of NASA to work on augmented reality initiatives. Norris has reportedly been an employee of Apple since earlier in the year, according to Bloomberg’s unnamed sources. Apple VR Industry News nasa

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Gartner’s Brian Blau on the State of the VR & AR Industries

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I had a chance to catch up with Blau at Google I/O on May 17th, 2017 where we talk about the state of the VR & AR industries and what some of the potential catalysts for consumer adoption might be.

iPhone 7 Plus Sets The Stage For Apple’s Future AR Plans

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Apple Files Augmented Reality Patent for a ‘Wearable Information System’

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Apple is a tough nut to crack when it comes to future projects. It seems fairly clear from rumors , industry insiders and a spat of recent acquisitions that the gargantuan corporation is working on something in the VR/AR space. Tagged with: apple , ar , industry news , patent.

Apple Sets Stage For VR; Shows Off Star Wars Vive Demo

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Apple’s new iMacs are now powerful enough to support VR. Apple unveiled macOS High Sierra during WWDC. Apple Embracing Virtual Reality. Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi took the stage and confirmed that “Valve is bringing SteamVR to Mac.”

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Apple ARKit Apps Surpass 13 Million Downloads In Six Months

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Here’s a list of the most popular free and paid Apple ARKit apps. During Apple’s WWDC event, Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering introduced ARKit , boldly declaring that “Apple will have the largest AR platform in the world.”

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How Apple’s Acquisition Of Akonia Holographics Will Redefine AR

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It’s no surprise at this point that Apple is actively working on augmented reality glasses. A secretive project has been underway for years under the management of former Dolby executive Mike Rockwell, and Apple has broadly hinted that its AR ambitions extend beyond the iPhone’s and iPad’s ARKit software. With two-thirds of 2018 now in the rearview mirror, it’s clear that AR needs an Apple-caliber shot in the arm. Apple AR Development Akona Holographics apple

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Apple’s Tim Cook Sees Opportunity In AR, But It ‘Will Take Some Time To Get Right’

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As the virtual reality industry makes its way through this highly important first year of commercial availability for its flagship headsets, it is being bolstered by most of the major tech companies. One name is notably absent from that list: Apple.

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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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The 5 Coolest Apple ARKit Projects So Far

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From an interdimensional portal to dancing ballerina robots, the ARkit from Apple is changing AR one killer project at a time. The quality of the animation as well as the rendering itself is absolutely beautiful and an excellent example of Apple’s natural lamp illumination technology.

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Why Israel Is A Hotbed For The AR Industry

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Below are some examples: Apple Israel is Apple’s second largest R&D center in the world. Apple’s acquisitions of Israeli startups including PrimeSense, RealFace, LinX, and Anobit helped bring top talent and technologies to its R&D center.

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Adobe’s Project Aero Aims to Help Creators Build AR Content

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Called Project Aero, the newly announced AR authoring tool and multi-platform system that will soon deliver a way for developers to build simple AR scenes and experiences for Apple’s ARKit.

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Apple Hires Jaunt VR Founder And Multi-camera 3D Expert Arthur Van Hoff

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Apple’s depth-sensing iPhone cameras have already enabled features such as Face ID and portrait mode photography — now the company has hired 3D camera expert Arthur van Hoff to serve as a senior architect for an unnamed project. The new hire was first reported by Variety today, with van Hoff’s LinkedIn account listing his start date with Apple as April. Van Hoff’s role with Apple is, as is the case with most of its new hires, unknown. VR Industry News Arthur van Hoff jaun

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These Are The Stocks You Could Buy To Invest In The VR Industry

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The VR and AR markets are full of companies of various sizes with many roles in the VR industry, when you consider how many verticals there are it can get confusing. Apple – NASDAQ: AAPL – AR/VR headset.