Report: Apple Acquires Motion Capture Firm IKinema

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According to a MacRumor report and regulatory filings with the UK government, Apple may have quietly acquired UK-based motion capture firm IKinema. Citing an industry insider, MacRumors maintains that IKinema customers been without an update “for weeks.”

Apple AR Headset FOV, Codename, and Stereoscopic Rendering Mode Reportedly Found in iOS 13.1

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Steadily becoming the biggest open-secret in the industry… more evidence has come to light that Apple in ongoing development of an AR headset. SEE ALSO Apple Offers Impressive Web-based AR Previews of New Mac Pro.

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iOS 13 Code Suggests Apple is Testing Its AR Headset Internally

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Apple may not have shown off any AR tech at the company’s grand iPhone 11 unveiling yesterday, however thanks to some newly discovered code in a recent built of iOS 13, it appears Apple is testing its own AR headset internally. Image courtesy Apple.

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

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Apple’s AR Plans May Come To Life After Acquiring iKinema Motion Tech

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Apple’s ARKit already has many of the fundamentals in place to help developers create augmented reality experiences — this year’s release of ARKit 3 added RealityKit and Reality Composer tools focused on easing the process of adding virtual objects and environments to real world spaces.

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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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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 Patented An iPhone Compatible Wireless VR Headset

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

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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 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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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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Headset Heaven: Vive Cosmos, Apple AR, Quest Case + Nintendo – VRecap

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Next up we’re paying a visit to Apple. The post Headset Heaven: Vive Cosmos, Apple AR, Quest Case + Nintendo – VRecap appeared first on UploadVR. VR Industry News VRecap top storiesThis week’s VRecap is headset heaven!

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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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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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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.

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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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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.

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

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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.

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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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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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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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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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 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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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.

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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Apple CEO Tim Cook Thinks AR Could Have As Big An Audience As iPhone

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Apple CEO Tim Cook’s interest in augmented reality is well documented , and his confidence in it seems to have only grown over the past few months. Cook thinks AR could appeal to as many people as Apple’s iPhone does. Tagged with: apple , ar , tim cook.

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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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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.