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Apple Gets Serious About Virtual Reality With a New Job Posting

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Posted in Business on 24th Nov, 2014 11:38 PM by AlexMuller
It's not exactly a secret that Apple is interested in augmented and virtual reality, as ambitious patent filings like the one above from last year would show. But where patent ideas are much more likely to die on the vine than anything else, a new Apple job listing provides more solid evidence of the company's VR ambitions.
 
Apple is currently searching for a software engineer "to develop UI and applications to create next generation software experiences," says a recent job listing spotted by 9to5Mac. The job posting goes into some length about what Apple is interested in exploring: "This engineer will create high performance apps that integrate with Virtual Reality systems for prototyping and user testing." The listing states that AR development experience is also a must. So at least on the software side of things, Apple is beginning to make some moves investigating what it sees as the "next generation" of computing.
 
This may all seem relatively incremental, but there is no denying that Apple's involvement in any technology brings massive amounts of legitimacy. We've already seen the effects of the iPod and iPhone and Apple Pay has already brought validity to NFC-powered payment systems in the US and may soon bring that same sanctifying touch to the smartwatch. As is true with those products, Apple would also be late to the game in terms of virtual reality and, may even be years behind Oculus, Samsung, and Sony when it comes to debuting and releasing some new gizmo. Even Google might brings its Magic Leap experiment to the masses before we see anything from Apple.

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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-11-25
+1
Well, Apple will remain the leader in some area and keep up with other technologies such as VR at its own pace - and perhaps come with some unique features and surprises Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2016-12-26
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Ah! Thomas Kramer! He has his own Wikipedia entry! Also, I was doing some investigating and he was arrested a few years back for &#lyl0;al8eged22” sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy in the bathroom. WTF! And, over a decade ago, he was accused of attempting to sexually assault a good friend’s then-pregnant wife and allegedly sexually assaulting this Scottish nanny within the same year. WHAT. Reply


 

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