VR and portable appear to go as an inseparable unit in 2017, with any semblance of Samsung’s Gear VR and Google’s DayDream promptly accessible for Android clients – yet shouldn’t something be said about those us with iPhones? Certainly, there are outsider versatile watchers that give a fundamental VR encounter, however it’s nothing contrasted with what Samsung and Google offer for Android clients.
That may change soon, however. For quite a long time, Apple has been supposed to build up a VR headset – there have been a scope of VR-related contracts, licenses and increasingly that propose it’s in progress. Here, we examine all the most recent Apple VR headset news close by licenses, conceivable discharge date gossipy tidbits and securing information, for example, its current obtaining of the headset startup Vrvana.
In the event that Apple isn’t building up a VR headset at that point chances are it’ll declare an AR headset rather – you can discover more about Apple’s AR Glasses here.
What’s the difference between VR and AR?
First, a quick refresher on terms, as there’s a little confusion on the difference between augmented and virtual reality. VR headsets are mounted on the head in a similar way to ski goggles, and completely block your view of the outside world. The VR headset tracks your head movement, and the 3D images displayed inside the headset move accordingly. This makes it appear as if you’re wholly inside a 3D ‘virtual’ world. Virtual reality hit the headlines in the 1990s when video games companies like Sega and Nintendo attempted to create and sell VR products to the public.
The technology wasn’t ready then, but a more recent attempt called the Oculus Rift created by Oculus VR in 2012 was developed with modern 3D technology and development has been wowing people ever since. Eventually, Facebook bought Oculus VR in 2014 for more than $2bn, and the VR headset is now available to buy in the UK.
Augmented reality, on the other hand, is where the glasses are see-through and you can still see the world around you, but an image is displayed in front of your eyes. Apple is known to be a trailblazer, but it’s still part of the Silicon Valley tech industry (albeit a more secretive one). If Google, Facebook and Microsoft are all working on VR and AR solutions, you can bet your bottom dollar that Apple also has a prototype in its labs.