Interview with Robert Scoble about Oculus Quest 2, Apple Glasses and more!

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In the interview with me, he talked about many topics, like the rumors he heard on Apple Glasses, on the Oculus Quest 2 , the America vs China war, XR entrepreneurship, Tesla, and more! Apple is (maybe) already testing Apple Glasses in the wild. How will Apple Glasses be?

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Rumor: ‘Apple Glass’ AR Headset Will Retail At $499, Works With iPhone

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New leaks may reveal additional information regarding Apple’s long-rumored AR device. A new report by Jon Prosser of Front Page Tech states that Apple’s long-rumored augmented reality headset will work in-tandem with the iPhone, using the devices processing power to generate AR visuals via the wireless headset, just like the Apple Watch. The post Rumor: ‘Apple Glass’ AR Headset Will Retail At $499, Works With iPhone appeared first on VRScout.

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Report: Apple Acquires 3D VR Streaming Company NextVR

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According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman , Apple acquired the 3D VR streaming company NextVR. Its content is available through its own NextVR app on a number of headsets, along with occasional appearances on other platforms such as Oculus Venues. ” According to Bloomberg , Apple confirmed that it had acquired NextVR but gave no further details or explanations. The post Report: Apple Acquires 3D VR Streaming Company NextVR appeared first on UploadVR.

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

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Report: Apple In Development Of VR/AR Headset & AR Glasses, First Device Launches 2022

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A new report pushes the rumored launch date of Apple’s AR device by two years; hints at a second, sleeker device. This past October, TF International Securities analyst and veteran Apple researcher Ming-Chi Kuo released research indicating that Apple would be launching its long-rumored AR headset during the second quarter of 2020 and would be partnering third-party eyeglass brands, hinting at a modular design. Image Credit: Apple. Feature Image Credit: Apple.

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Apple Reportedly In Talks To Purchase VR Live Streaming Platform NextVR

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According to a new report by 9to5Mac , Apple is currently in the process of acquiring VR/AR live streaming platform NextVR for a modest $100M. Apple’s purchase would gain the company access not only to the platforms’ numerous existing partnerships, but it’s patented live streaming technology that upscales video streams. With the potential financial backing of Apple, however, there’s no limit to how this technology could be used.

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Report: Apple to Acquire Live Event Streaming Company NextVR for $100M

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NextVR, the live event broadcasting platform for VR headsets, may soon find itself acquired by Apple, a report by 9to5Mac maintains, which is expected to be valued around $100 million. At the time of this writing, neither Apple nor NextVR have commented on the alleged acquisition. SEE ALSO Apple AR Headset FOV, Codename, and Stereoscopic Rendering Mode Reportedly Found in iOS 13.1.

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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. With SteamVR and the Vive on their way to Mac, eyes turn to Oculus, but the company isn’t ready to commit to MacOS. It wasn’t uncommon to see developers building and running VR applications on Apple computers. Photo courtesy Apple. SEE ALSO 3 Moves Oculus is Borrowing from Apple's Marketing Playbook.

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Apple Files Patent For Its Own VR Boundary System

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There’s yet more evidence that Apple is working on its own VR solution; the company recently filed a patent for an Apple VR boundary system. Apple’s Guardian. The filing goes pretty in-depth with how Apple’s solution works. More Apple VR Evidence.

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The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.09.22): Oculus working on AR glasses with Luxottica, Apple glasses FOV discovered and much more!

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Considering that Facebook is very smart also in leaking misleading info (as it has happened with the “Monterey” headset ), this can also be a move from Menlo Park to create hype for the upcoming Oculus Connect 6 and the AR glasses that will be teased there. We may know the field of view of Apple AR headset. Of course, since he has not an Apple HMD, the only thing he could obtain was the screen splitting in two on his phone, showing that view that we XR developers know very well.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.05.25): new rumors on Apple Glasses, Oculus Quest anniversary, HP Reverb G2 and more!

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Apple Glasses may release in 2021 for $499. In the end, technologist Jon Prosser has revealed the main details he knows about the Apple Glasses. Well, on another website, I’ve been able to find someone that reading some Apple’s documents has found pictures of strange colored circular tags that may act as QR Codes for Apple devices. It is weird that Apple wants to create a new standard even there. Apple is doing a great job of masking what it is actually doing.

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Report: Apple Acquires VR & AR Eye-tracking Company SMI

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A report from MacRumors provides compelling evidence that Apple has quietly acquired SMI, also known as SensoMotoric Instruments, a company specializing in eye-tracking technology. The company has demonstrated its eye-tracking solution in the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Gear VR, and other head-mounted displays. MacRumors reports that the company was quietly acquired by Apple sometime between May 2nd and July 26th, 2017.

Apple Beta Code Reportedly Reveals AR Headset Field Of View

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beta 3 reveals the field of view of three Apple AR devices, according to a Twitter user who posted a video of the device simulation testing mode. Reports that Apple is working on AR glasses first emerged in late 2017. In 2018, Apple acquired Akonia Holographics , a startup working on novel optics for AR based on holography. If it can bring an AR device to market, Apple may come into direct competition with Facebook, which also has the goal of developing compact AR glasses.

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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. Though well loved, Apple’s computer lineup got somewhat left in the dust at the launch of the Rift and Vive, both of which had hardware requirements that exceeded what Apple had on offer. Today marks a major shift in Apple’s public support for virtual reality.

Apple Adding “plug and play support” for Vive Pro in MacOS Mojave

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At Apple’s WWDC conference this week, the company announced that the Vive Pro will be fully supported on the newest version of MacOS, ‘Mojave’, soon to launch in public beta and available widely later this year. ski, part of Apple’s GPU Software Architecture Team, announced that the Vive Pro is getting “plug and play support” on MacOS 10.4 ski speaks on stage at WWDC 2018 | Image courtesy Apple.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.05.17): Apple Glasses are sleek, UE5 rises hype, NVIDIA releases CloudXR SDK, and more!

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Apple glasses are coming in 2021–2022 and they are incredibly sleek. Apple glasses are coming. We’re hearing this since many years, but now the sensation is that we’re coming close to the moment when the prophecy will come true: the rumors are intensifying and the software (ARKit) and the hardware (depth cameras, 5G) designed by Apple are all converging to the glasses solution. He says that Apple AR glasses will come in 2021 and that he has seen them.

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Analysis: Did Apple Really Cancel Its AR Headset?

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Taiwanese news outlet DigiTimes recently reported that Apple canceled its long rumored AR hardware project. And if so, what exactly did Apple cancel? What was Apple working on? In the same year, Apple acquired Akonia Holographics. In 2016, Bar-Zeev moved to Apple, likely to work on an AR hardware project. A Linkedin page in his name states he led “the Experience Prototyping (XP) team for a new effort” Earlier this year, however, he left Apple.

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Editorial: Now Is The Right Time For Apple To Rally VR Developers

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Apple is expected to announce new iPhones on September 15th. Is it unreasonable to expect Apple to announce its intention to make a Quest competitor then, too? ” So yes, it could be too early and unusual for Apple to commit to those sorts of plans now.

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Facebook Hires Apple Hardware Expert To Head Oculus Advancements

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We recently covered rumors of Apple planning to lean on AR for the company’s future and there were some personnel movements to corroborate the rumors as well. Now we’ve got some movement in the VR and AR industries again, this time with a senior ex-Apple employee becoming head of Oculus VR hardware. Oculus has a strong position on two fronts within the VR industry. Tagged with: apple , facebook , oculus. VR apple facebook oculus

Apple Announces First VR-Ready Computers

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Apple has finally made a commitment to VR, announcing on stage today at Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2017 that not only will they offer an external GPU developer kit for MacBooks capable of meeting the graphical demands of VR, but that both the new 27-inch iMac and the iMac Pro will be VR-ready out of the box. The company says Metal 2 will also support Unity, Unreal Engine and the Steam VR SDK, making Apple’s new operating system a true VR-native.

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Report: Apple Moves Top Software Exec To AR Glasses Team ‘To Bring Some Order’

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Apple has moved top-level software exec Kim Vorrath to the team developing AR glasses, according to a report from The Information. Vorrath is one of Apple’s longest-serving executives. She joined the company as an intern in 1987, and over the last three decades worked her way up to lead program management for Apple software. Apple AR apple AR glasses

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. SEE ALSO Apple Announces First VR-Ready Computers. “Valve and Apple, we started working together more closely about a year ago. ” Apple As An Active Participant.

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Apple Patent Filing Reveals Wide Field Of View Foveated AR Display Concept

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A patent application filed by Apple offers a look at the company’s ideas for wide field of view foveated augmented reality display technology. Reports that Apple is working on AR glasses first emerged in late 2017. In 2018, Apple acquired Akonia Holographics , a startup working on novel optics for AR based on holography. In fact, last week a Twitter user found code detailing the field of view of three potential Apple AR headsets.

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Apple just acquired NextVR for magical, virtual event presence

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The latest major acquisition made by iPhone company Apple was that of NextVR, a company that deals primarily in the broadcast of sports events in virtual reality. Archive Acquisitions Apple AR Cameras Events iPhone mobile oculus Oculus Go virtual reality VR VR headsetsUsers of NextVR’s platform in the past have had access to NBA games for basketball, boxing, NHRA racing, WWE (wrestling events), ICC soccer, and other events.

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Facebook steps into cloud gaming — and another feud with Apple

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Their approach is different than what Microsoft or Google has built but Facebook highlights a shared central challenge: dealing with Apple. Apple was initially slow to provide a path forward for cloud gaming apps from Google and Microsoft, which had previously been outlawed on the App Store.

Boz: Get Your Facebook Account In ‘Good Standing’ Before Buying Oculus Quest 2

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New Oculus Quest 2 owners can log in with Facebook, or existing Oculus users can merge their Facebook account with their Oculus one. But I want to point out this is very common – Google, Apple, Xbox, pick a favorite. The Oculus Quest 2 is available now.

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Community Download: Are Oculus and HTC The Apple and Microsoft of VR?

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For every Nintendo there is a Sega and for every Apple there is a Microsoft. There are a handful of major players already cutting their teeth in VR including Google, Sony and Samsung; but the two titans sitting at the top of the heap are Oculus and HTC. Our big question today is this: when it comes to VR, are Oculus and HTC the respective Apple and Microsoft of the industry? Oculus/Apple . The technology world is always a game of rivals.

Apple Details Latest VR Optimizations Coming to macOS Mojave (10.14)

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Earlier this month at Apple’s annual WWDC conference, the company introduced their latest operating system, macOS Mojave (10.14). Due to roll out as a public beta later this month, and launching widely this Fall as a free update, Mojave brings further VR-specific optimizations to Apple’s Metal graphics API, which the company detailed in a session at WWDC. SEE ALSO Oculus Mum on Rift Support for MacOS as Apple and Valve Forge Ahead. Image courtesy Apple.

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Apple Granted Patent for High Field of View AR Display

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Apple has just been granted another AR/VR related technology patent, to add to their growing list. In this case it’s a transparent, high field of view display which looks to be aimed at the augmented reality sector and, alongside other mounting evidence, could indicate Apple is preparing to enter the immersive technology race sooner rather than later. Apple’s absence from the flourishing virtual and augmented reality stage is felt more strongly with every passing day.

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Apple CEO: VR Has “Lower Commercial Interest” than AR, New Hires from Magic Leap & Oculus

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Apple CEO Tim Cook has stated that in his view, augmented reality and not virtual reality holds the ticket for commercial success in immersive technologies in the future. Apple CEO Tim Cook [Image courtesy Mashable] On the subject of virtual and augmented reality Apple is still largely ‘mum’ on it’s intended direction, even in the wake of its latest hardware launch, the iPhone 7.

First Look: Oculus Venues and Oculus TV

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These apps hope to make the Oculus Go your next entertainment device. The $200 standalone VR headset from Oculus has finally arrived. the Oculus Go is part of Oculus’ larger goal to getting one billion consumers into VR. Whether you have an Android or iPhone mobile device, you can immediately get started with Oculus Go ( See our review here ). With Oculus Go, iPhone users around the world can now finally jump into VR with something comparable. Oculus TV.

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Editorial: Spaces Is Only A Small Part Of Apple’s Enormous AR/VR Puzzle

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Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time,” the company’s official acquisition confirmation statement says, “and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.” Yesterday, Apple offered that vague confirmation for a VR startup called Spaces.

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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. Move over Samsung AR Emoji , because Apple looks to have gotten the cutesy Pixar-vibe down pat. Image courtesy Apple. Apple is also integrating Animoji, as well as Memoji, onto FaceTime group chat, which is cool if that’s what you’re into.

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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.” Apple demonstrated their commitment to VR, showcasing high-end VR for the first time running on a Mac in front of thousands of developers.

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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. Apple Rumored to be hiring for VR since 2014 Apple has confirmed their recent acquisition of a company called Flyby Media, a start-up that allows phones to can "see" the world around them. Apple Granted VR Headset Patent Prototypes VR Headsets Being Tested? At this point nobody (except for Apple) really know what is being developed.

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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. According to Variety , Bar-Zeev was involved in the creation of an unannounced Apple AR headset—something a supposed Apple insider said may see a possible 2020 launch. I left my full-time position at Apple in January,” Bar-Zeev told Variety.

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Report: Facebook Working On New Oculus Quest With Improved Design & Controls

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Bloomberg reports Facebook is working on a new, more comfortable Oculus Quest. Bloomberg is reporting that Facebook is currently working on a new Oculus Quest headset featuring a lighter physical design and faster refresh rates, resulting in a significantly more comfortable in-headset experience. The current version of the Oculus Quest weighs about 1.25 Image Credit: Facebook, Oculus. News Bloomberg Del mar Facebook Oculus Oculus Quest Oculus Quest Two