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Apple is preparing a revolution in the technology of virtual reality
Through the efforts of Facebook Oculus, Samsung, Google, Sony and smaller companies interested in virtual reality technology is now quite large. There is even a small company working on converting the iPad mini in a virtual reality helmet. Focus on virtual reality and drew in Apple: the company is looking for professionals who are creating video games for use in the VR-systems.
Apple’s interest in virtual reality is no longer a rumor but a fact. The company needed engineers with experience of working with three-dimensional graphics, virtual reality and augmented reality. This suggests that in Cupertino are seriously engaged in virtual reality glasses in the style of Oculus Rift – which are likely to be connected to the iPhone and iPad. It is unclear whether Apple is developing its own hedset or occupy for third-party solutions.
Rumors that Apple is planning to develop its own technology for immersion in the virtual world, there is still no confirmed. But now on the American site with vacancies Apple announcement appeared about finding experts with experience of 3D-graphics programming, familiar with OpenGL, DirectX and development of virtual / built reality. Today, on the same site added a new job: they argue that work with virtual reality games are conducted in the direction.
Based on the iPhone has created several virtual reality devices, but most of them are only presented in the form of prototypes.
About Apple’s plans to develop its own gadget indirectly says a number of patents owned by the company. In December last year it became known that the company has patented a wearable device that resembles a ski mask, which provides the user with “personal experience of watching media” in 2008. According to the document, with these points the user is prompted, for example, watch TV on the go.
If Apple will create its own virtual reality helmet, in this field it will have to compete directly with companies such as Sony with its Project Morpeus, Google c Cardboard, Samsung with Gear VR and, of course, with the Oculus, the creators of the famous helmet Rift.
Nevertheless, to date, the competition in this market too early, says iOS-developer of Redmadrobot Roman Churkin. “His long, in fact, does not exist, and what we see now – it’s early prototypes with significant technological flaws and high price,” – he explains.
Until the release of such devices to the mass market too early to say. Until such time as the market will be full of this type of device, it may take at least two to three years, analysts say. “In Oculus VR, for example, are now engaged in research of new application scenarios of the product and its technical improvement. If in the future such augmented reality glasses will cost inexpensive, $ 200-300, as promised by the manufacturers, it guarantees them success with consumers, “- said the developer.
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