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). SEE ALSO Oculus Mum on Rift Support for MacOS as Apple and Valve Forge Ahead. ski visualizes below: Image courtesy Apple. Image courtesy Apple.

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Here’s How Apple’s AR Headset Will Likely Be Introduced — And When

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Apple has been working on an augmented reality headset for years. Apple’s black box approach to development means that the specifics are still mysterious, so its iGlasses (or Apple Glasses, or whatever they’re ultimately called) could be nearly ready for production — or a year away.

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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. Contact Irena Cronin or me if you need business strategy help to enter the Spatial Computing world. Apple is clearly going after Facebook. Apple isn’t.

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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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Apple’s AR Glasses Will Probably Be Powered And Controlled By Your iPhone

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An extensive patent application filed by Apple could provide insight into their plans for AR glasses. Notorious Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also reported today that the glasses would be an iPhone accessory. Apple’s biggest advantage in AR could be the ubiquity of its iPhone. The phone, which Apple fully controls the hardware and software for, has roughly 45% market share in the US. Apple Engineering.

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Report: Leaked Email Reveals Facebook XR Strategy, ‘Our goal is not only to win, but to accelerate its arrival’

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We are vulnerable on mobile to Google and Apple because they make major mobile platforms. From a timing perspective, we are better off the sooner the next platform becomes ubiquitous and the shorter the time we exist in a primarily mobile world dominated by Google and Apple.

8 Cool AR Apps to Try Now That Apple iOS 11 is Here

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Apple’s newest iteration of the iOS mobile operating system is here, and with it comes the ability to turn your iOS 11 compatible device into an honest-to-goodness augmented reality viewer. The post 8 Cool AR Apps to Try Now That Apple iOS 11 is Here appeared first on Road to VR.

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Editorial: Google’s Long-Term Strategy Could Dominate VR/AR

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Google’s Blocks app and Poly service — which is initially focused on free content — is one early example of this strategy. Right now, you could download the Just A Line experimental app on Google Play or Apple’s App Store and create an AR drawing with someone else.

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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Editorial: Oculus Cross-Buy Strategy Is Facebook’s Path To Platform Lock-In

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Things are changing in Facebook’s strategy after the departures of Oculus founders Brendan Iribe and Palmer Luckey. In Blake Harris’ book The History Of The Future a set of emails are disclosed offering insight into Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s strategy in VR and AR. An email in the book attributed to Brendan Marten, Facebook’s head of finance for AR/VR, provides a sense of Zuckerberg’s strategy in 2015.

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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Samsung’s VR Strategy with Tom Harding, Director of Immersive Products

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It could be that Facebook is planning a walled-garden hardware ecosystem similar to Apple, and will be focusing their energy on the control that comes with building their standalone headsets.

Apple Shows Off New AR Demos on iPhone 8

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While many were pumped to see a new iPhone, Watch, and Apple TV announced at Apple’s special event from the brand-new Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California, we’ve all been waiting to hear more about the company’s augmented and virtual reality efforts.

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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. Tagged with: apple , facebook , oculus. VR apple facebook oculus

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. 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.

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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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Could DIAMONST be the 1st killer app to showcase Apple's AR Kit? Maybe with funding?

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Could DIAMONST by Zenko Games be the killer app to showcase Apple's AR Kit? The game will put a lot of focus on intra team and same element synergies that will allow the player to create intricate combos and strategies.

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MLB At Bat, Warhammer and The Machines AR Apps Featured At Apple’s Press Conference

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Apple’s press conference today featured three augmented reality apps. While technically AR – the map is being drawn over an actual table – the rest of the game plays out much like any other mobile strategy game might. Apple AR GamingThe first, seen only for a few seconds, was Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade. While already available on the App Store, a new AR mode will allow players to watch Space Marine combat play out right in their home.

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AR+VR Weekly: 3 million PSVRs, $5 billion in XR investments & Apple smartglasses 2020?

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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: 3 million PSVRs, $5 billion in XR investments and Apple smartglasses 2020?

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Apple iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X will Boost AR Market

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At the very first event in Steve Jobs Theater at its new headquarters, Apple Inc. According to Bloomberg, the iPhone X, Apple’s most expensive phone ever , was one of three new models Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook showed off during an event at the company’s new $5 billion headquarters in Cupertino, California, on Tuesday. Few months ago, Apple released a development tool called ARKit that enabled developers to add AR capabilities to their apps.

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Report: VR and AR Device Market to hit $1.8 billion in 2018

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It only takes a big company like Apple to jump into the market and we could be looking at market of millions of smart glasses in no time at all,” Jijiashvili concludes. Latest forecast by analyst firm CCS Insight paints an optimistic picture of Immersive Tech adoption.

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What You Wear Matters In ‘Reign Of Cthulhu,’ A Lovecraftian AR Adventure

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Clothes maketh the man and woman in Warerplai’s turn-based AR strategy game. Available for free soon on iOS & Android, Reign of Cthulhu is a mythical turn-based strategy game set within a fictional universe heavily inspired by the work of 1920’s American sci-fi/horror writer H.P.

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

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Apple – NASDAQ: AAPL – AR/VR headset. AR How-to VR Amazon amd AMZN apple ar Discovery facebook FB GOOG google htc IMAX INTC Intel KRX lg MAT Mattel microsoft MSFT NASDAQ NOK nokia NVDA nvidia NYSE QCOM qualcomm samsung SNE sony starbreeze Time Warner Inc.

Studio Behind Social VR App ‘Rec Room’ Raises $24 Million in Funding

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However, Rec Room has been free from the start, and the company is still sorting out its long term monetization strategy, but—like any tech startup—is clearly most focused right now on user growth backed by VC funding.

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Did Microsoft Fix its Biggest Mistake?

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To him, the whole backwards compatibility strategy was wrong. Apple never lost track of the need to update the software in-line with the hardware, and Apple users generally refresh their hardware more quickly and have historically been happier with the result.”

You can now customize your new BMW i with ARKit

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BMW is first brand to offer a configurator through Apple’s Augmented Reality app using ARKit with iOS 11. Our products are highly emotional vehicles which customers need to experience ,” said Andrea Castronovo, BMW Group Vice President, Customer Centric Sales Strategy, MPM & Process Management. Apple Augmented Reality (AR) Auto Companies News ARKit bmw i3 Snapchat

Disney Brings Star Wars AR Holochess to iOS Devices

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The hottest strategy game from a galaxy far, far away is available on iPhone & iPad now thanks to Apple’s ARKit. Powered by Apple’s ARKit platform, the Holochess for iOS experience is identical to that found in the Jedi Challenges collection for the Mirage.

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Mixed Reality Means Business

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A survey by the Harvard Business Review and Microsoft shows that most companies are embracing immersive tech as a key part of their strategy. Immersive Technology is Becoming a Popular Business Strategy [link].

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Developing the Future of Mixed Reality

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A key enabler for Object Theory’s success has been Microsoft’s strategy for marketing, supporting, and developing Mixed Reality content for the HoloLens, which is why Zachary and Hoffman are enthusiastic in their praise for the company, and in particular of the leadership of CEO Satya Nadella.

One call to change my life, and another to redefine Spatial Computing

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He, today, is working inside Apple on the augmented reality team. Here’s the core team at our first meeting, which we did in Apple’s Palo Alto store. Irena Cronin called me last year.

Virtual Battles on Your Coffee Table

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Apple ARKit, Google ARCore and Facebook Camera Effects could deliver more than 900 million installed base by the end of this year, jumping to nearly 3.5 Mixed Reality adds a new dimension to tabletop gaming, but there’s more to this tank show-down than first meets the eye.

Will Mixed Reality as a Service be a Game Changer for Microsoft?

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Yet within Microsoft’s mixed reality strategy, hardware is only one piece of the puzzle. For companies looking to get into Immersive technologies such as VR/AR/MR/XR our Virtual Reality Consultancy services offer guidance and support on how best to incorporate these into your brand strategy.

Slowly Going The Way of the Dinosaur in Augmented Reality

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In nascent markets where competition is under-developed, it’s easy to mistake modest sales growth for good strategy. Right strategy, wrong time. This is perfectly logical advice and nine out of ten experts would no doubt prescribe this strategy. The enterprise-focused hardware strategy is ultimately wrong for AR glasses because this industry will not be segmented by user types. As it did with phones, do we need Apple to rescue us from mediocre AR?

How Beat Saber beat the odds

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This strategy seems to continue year after year without a hockey stick chart in sight. The pair had published a few games; their biggest success was Chameleon Run, a mobile game that won an Apple Design Award in 2016. Virtual reality is the ultimate money pit.

Creating Two Sides of the Same Reality

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Project Aero will deliver a system for both developers and creatives to build simple AR scenes and experiences leveraging Apple’s ARKit. Immersive Technology turns out to be the perfect medium for ARtistic expression and exploring identity.

ARwall Expands with advisory team that includes Raymond Mosco

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ARwall’s cumulative new talent has helped paved the way for companies including Apple, Facebook, Oculus, Microsoft Hololens, Survios, Disney Studios Technology Group, Microsoft TV and more. Mosco has held notable positions at Apple, Facebook, and Oculus.

HTC Vive reveals Vive Pro 2.0-bundle price and Vive Enterprise advantage

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I’m a bit comparing pears with apples, I know that. But f rom a business side, this is most probably the right price to fulfill its strategy. Do you remember my first impressions review of the Vive Pro ?

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