Your browser is not Javascript enable or you have turn it off. We recommend you to activate for better security reasonApple shows interest in virtual reality - FlatpanelsHD

Apple shows interest in virtual reality

27 Nov 2014 | Rasmus Larsen |

If you are not yet convinced about virtual reality’s future consider for a moment that Facebook acquired Oculus for 2 billion dollars. Apple is also showing interest in the technology reveals a flood of patent applications as well as a job listing that could indicate something a little more concrete.

Everyone is into virtual reality

Oculus revived virtual reality and since then Sony has announced VR glasses for PlayStation 4 and Samsung has announced Gear VR that lets you slide a Galaxy phone into the VR headset. Microsoft is reportedly also working on VR glasses for Xbox One.

Apple VR

Apple is showing interest in VR, too. Actually, the company has been working on the technology since at least 2006, according to several patent applications. And over the weekend a new job listing was posted that hints at Apple ambitions and plans to make something else than just prototypes.

They are looking for a developer with experience in 3D graphics, virtual reality and augmented reality to build "high performance apps that integrate with Virtual Reality systems for prototyping and user testing". The concept photo above shows one of Apple’s latest patent applications.

Only time will tell what Apple is working on, but by now it is clear that most major electronics manufactures believe in a virtual reality future in some form.

- Source: USPTO & 9to5Mac

Latest news

IFA 2019

Roku CEO to give keynote at IFA 2019 - expansion in Europe?

16 Aug 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
Samsung Q90R

Samsung reportedly shifting production of LCD TVs to OLED TVs

16 Aug 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
Plex new desktop app

Plex is phasing out Home Theater PC (HTPC) support

16 Aug 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
TCL 8-series miniLED 4K LCD TVs

TCL unveils 8-series miniLED 4K LCD TVs, improved 6 & 5-series TVs

15 Aug 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
Philips OLED984 TV

New Philips flagship OLED984 with B&W soundbar, Dolby Vision & Atmos

15 Aug 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
EISA Awards 2019-2020

Winners: EISA Awards 2019-2020

15 Aug 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
Marvel UHD Blu-ray discs

Disney releasing six Marvel titles on UHD Blu-ray today

13 Aug 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
Panasonic GZ2000

Panasonic launches GZ2000 OLED flagship TV

13 Aug 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |