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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Virtual Reality is officially a fad. I am out

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I work in virtual reality since 2014, when I have fallen in love with this technology after having tried an Oculus DK2. First of all, it highlighted what are the principal uses of virtual reality today. The post Virtual Reality is officially a fad.

Apple’s Latest VR Patent Describes a Compact VR Headset with Eye Tracking

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In a patent filed in 2017 and issued today by the United States Patent Office, Apple describes a VR headset designed to be compact and comfortable. A diagram of Apple’s catadioptric optical system | Image courtesy USPTO.

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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 Acquires AR Optics Startup Akonia Holographics

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Apple has acquired Akonia Holographics , a startup focused on holographic display and storage technology. The move is the latest development in a years-long string of acquisitions, patents, and hirings by the company focused on augmented and virtual reality technology.

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Virtual Reality Headset History 2012 To 2018

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Over the last six years consumer VR products evolved considerably, with new capabilities added each year for developers to use in building virtual worlds.

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. Virtual reality gets real.

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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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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 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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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 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. Apple’s absence from the flourishing virtual and augmented reality stage is felt more strongly with every passing day.

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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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Is Apple Working On A VR headset?

VRCircle

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.

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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 Latest Patents Mark More Territory in AR Headset Hardware and Software

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This week however, the company was granted two patents that establish basic hardware and software solutions not only pointing towards a prospective Apple AR device, but marking out some fundamental territory in the process. Apple v. Samsung, Apple v. Microsoft, Apple v.

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The Coming Wave of Virtual Reality Creation Tools

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That was true until a few weeks ago, when I got my hands on a new class of virtual reality 3D creation tools including Google Blocks , Google Tilt Brush , Oculus Medium , Oculus Quill , et al. Back to Reality, Temporarily. I’ve always prized creativity.

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Apple Adds VR Rendering Essentials to MacOS via Metal 2

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With Apple’s increasing interest in VR on Mac , the company is adding essential features to its new Metal 2 graphics API to support high performance VR on MacOS. ” SEE ALSO Apple and Valve Have Worked Together for Nearly a Year to Bring VR to MacOS.

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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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The Virtual Reality Podcast

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The shows hosting lineup consisted of: Alex Chaucer - @geoparadigm Alex has been working in education, research, and training for the last 10 years, and more recently specifically focusing on augmented and virtual reality.

How Controllers Change Game Mechanics In Virtual Reality

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In 2016 three major trendsetters in virtual reality – Oculus, HTC and Sony – released consumer headsets. Players can also be constrained in movement by having a virtual platform to stand on.

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

The Ghost Howls

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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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.

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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. This is what Apple has always done for the most part, and they’ve done very nicely as a result.

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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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What Virtual Reality Is, How It Works, and What It Can Do

VRScout

But I also remember doing that for the first time in a crowded Apple store, with no real intention of buying the first-generation iPhone I was playing with. This, many experts argue, is the stage we’re currently at with virtual reality.

Apple CEO Continues to Set the Stage for Rumored AR Play: ‘AR is for everyone, like the smartphone’

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Apple CEO Tim Cook has once again affirmed his belief in the significance of augmented reality technology. Having hired top VR/AR researcher Doug Bowman a year ago, many suspect it’s only a matter of time before Apple shows their AR/VR hand.

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Apple Developers Join The WebVR Community Group

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We’ve written about how WebVR could be the future of virtual reality in the past, but it bears repeating. 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. WebVR apple webvr

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Apple Final Cut Pro X Update Adds a “Complete Toolset” for 360 Video Editing

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” Back at WWDC 2017 the company made a range of announcements in support of VR in the Apple ecosystem. Today Apple made good on that promise with the Final Cut Pro X 10.4 SEE ALSO Apple Embraces VR: Every Virtual Reality Announcement From the WWDC 2017 Keynote.

Matterport Virtual Reality (VR) Content Now Available on Apple iPhone

VRJournal

Immersive media platform company Matterport announced ahead of the weekend VR support for Apple’s iPhone. The post Matterport Virtual Reality (VR) Content Now Available on Apple iPhone appeared first on VRJournal.

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5 Awesome iPhone AR Demos Made Using Apple’s ARKit

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A lot of people believe that when things are all said and done that augmented reality (AR) will be the dominant technology over the likes of virtual reality (VR.) Tagged with: apple , ARKit , iphone Facebook Twitter Reddit More. Apple AR Experiences apple ARKit iphone

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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 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. The successor to macOS Sierra promises a slew of new features and most notably among them—support for virtual reality. Apple Embracing Virtual Reality.

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Apple Macs and Virtual Reality could have a Happy Ending

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It’s the gaming revolution that had everyone talking in 2016, but are we really moving towards a virtual reality (VR) world? As is often the case, Apple users have been forced to watch from the outside in recent months. Mac Users Can Still Enter New Realities.

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Apple smart glasses optics detailed in patent application

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Apple has cooked up a new head-mounted display design that could dramatically shrink the size of a virtual reality or augmented reality headset, a newly-published patent application reveals.

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‘vTime’ Goes XR with New Cross-platform AR Support for Apple & Android Devices

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vTime , the social VR platform, today announced that users can now connect with friends through smartphone-powered augmented reality in addition to VR. Creating the world’s first cross reality social experience was such a unique opportunity for us that we couldn’t pass it up.

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Apple iOS 11 Brings VR Feature to Maps

VRScout

Despite just being made available to the public only two days ago, Apple’s iOS 11 beta has already been stripped down, analyzed and pushed to its limits by rapid iPhone & iPad enthusiasts. The post Apple iOS 11 Brings VR Feature to Maps appeared first on VRScout.

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