It seems that Apple is still working on a mixed reality headset
Rumors that Apple is in one of its laboratories headset creates a virtual or augmented reality, been around for a very long time. There are a number of circumstantial evidence. For example, not so long ago it became known that one of the employees of the company at the time of testing "of some optical technology" damaged his retinas. Now the Cupertino-based company has acquired a startup VRvana and helmet he created a mixed reality Totem. What do we have? VR-headset from Apple to be?
The company VRvana unveiled its mixed reality headset at CES this year and caused a lot of noise, winning one of the Best in Show's most prestigious awards. The apparatus combines a plurality of chambers, a unique OLED-display, which can appear as a fully opaque and transparent image, and also a plurality of sensors, allowing to manipulate objects and augmented virtual reality using the hands. What is most surprising: the headset developers were able to achieve incredibly low response time: only 3 milliseconds, while the other sets range at around 15-20 milliseconds.
It is too early to judge what Apple will do with the acquired company. But in any case kupertinovtsy certainly learn mixed reality technology. Previously, we have seen how they have tried to integrate a mixed reality in their gadgets, but how well will be the first AR- or VR-headset is the world-famous electronics manufacturer - still can not imagine anyone. Not long ago, Tim Cook said in an interview that a low-resolution display - the main obstacle preventing the technology be widely distributed. Maybe even Apple will be able to push through virtual reality to the masses? This year the company also acquired Cook SensoMotoric Instruments, specializing in view tracking technology at work in the AR / VR-environment. Prior to this, Apple has repeatedly bought up other small companies and start-ups related to the industry. So now with almost 100% certainty can be said: in the coming years we will see at the annual presentation of not only the new iPhone and iPad, but also a "one more thing". And below you can see the performance of the company's founder VRvana, who talks about his headset Totem.