1. LezCronut's Avatar
    Will Apple make VR headset like Google?
    10-21-2016 12:23 PM
  2. pkcable's Avatar
    They have not announced any plans to do so at this time. HOWEVER Google Cardboard does support the iPhone. And you would imagine at SOME point Apple will "invent" VR, probably in a couple years.
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    10-21-2016 01:03 PM
  3. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    Will Apple make VR headset like Google?
    So far they don't need to, they are not creating a market until the invent VR, but I just answered kind of the same and one reason they don't need to is because you can already buy some headset like cardboard which are compatible with iPhone as pkcable said.

    I just found this info:
    VR Headsets That Work With iPhone: Top Picks + Games | Know Your Mobile

    10 best iPhone VR apps and games | TechRadar
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    10-21-2016 10:46 PM
  4. badelhas's Avatar
    So far they don't need to, they are not creating a market until the invent VR, but I just answered kind of the same and one reason they don't need to is because you can already buy some headset like cardboard which are compatible with iPhone as pkcable said.

    I just found this info:
    VR Headsets That Work With iPhone: Top Picks + Games | Know Your Mobile

    10 best iPhone VR apps and games | TechRadar
    Thanks for those articles, very interesting.

    Cheers
    10-22-2016 01:15 AM
  5. VR16's Avatar
    If they did it would be another competition between Apple and Google.
    10-22-2016 01:47 AM
  6. Ling Cheung's Avatar
    Apple usually don't give out clues about new products, but apple CEO Tim Cook have take about vr and ar.
    10-22-2016 02:08 AM
  7. Z0MED00D's Avatar
    It would only make sense that Apple will join in on the VR platform due to the fact that VR is the next big thing this time around.
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    10-22-2016 04:04 AM
  8. JeanRuse's Avatar
    I agree that Apple likely has plans to enter the VR market at some point, but they may be waiting to see how their competitors fare in the meantime.
    10-22-2016 05:16 AM
  9. 1213 1213's Avatar
    Vr is still small and hardware is still lacking in many respects. Apple has more to lose from venturing into it because people don't associate their brand with beta products. Most likely they would enter after the market is a little bigger and refined.
    10-22-2016 06:07 AM
  10. person13628's Avatar
    There's been rumors that they've been working on it for like 5 years
    10-22-2016 10:19 AM
  11. LezCronut's Avatar
    Curious about Jony Ive's and Marc Newson's take on VR headset design tho.
    10-22-2016 10:39 AM
  12. Matty's Avatar
    Will Apple make VR headset like Google?
    Not to bash Apple or anything (i love them lol) but they insist on sticking with the 328 PPi for their smartphones, so we won't have a VR headset that requires your phone as a screen. They could make a Vive or Rift. but they haven't shown much interest at the moment. So i don't think we will see anything till 2018.

    If they do bring out a VR headset, watch them say 'We invented it' lol.
    10-23-2016 02:19 AM
  13. rmvz3's Avatar
    Apple usually only play to win. VR in general is still very immature. Sure Apple is researching like other companies but I think they won't launch anything until they come up with a really flawless, gorgeous device (then, as usual, it will become the product to beat).

    They do not try to "invent" at any cost. They usually just are the first in doing something "well" and then the competence change its previous devices to copy them (sometimes they fail, obviously) . The day Apple launch a VR device will be the day that really usable VR arrives to the world.

    I don't expect this to be anytime soon anyway. They seem to be more interested in AR due to its practical applications in real life.

    This sucks, because I can't have a proper VR device (I don't want to buy a PC or Android system only for VR). I dream with Apple introducing a "gamer" desktop computer (with its own VR headset?) in the upcoming keynote.
    10-23-2016 05:53 AM
  14. Trogz64's Avatar
    I don't think that an Apple experience would be a good one (comparatively) as the resolution of the new iPhone 7 is only 750 x 1334 pixels (~326 ppi pixel density) which is honestly pathetic when you look at google's Pixel (1080p) and the XL (1440p) both using AMOLED screens! I also think that the specs of the iPhone aren't going to cut it. If my Nexus 6P is not compatible with Daydream, I don't think that Apple could create something that has the same experience (and for the same price (!!!!)).
    10-23-2016 06:22 AM
  15. rmvz3's Avatar
    I don't think that an Apple experience would be a good one (comparatively) as the resolution of the new iPhone 7 is only 750 x 1334 pixels (~326 ppi pixel density) which is honestly pathetic when you look at google's Pixel (1080p) and the XL (1440p) both using AMOLED screens! I also think that the specs of the iPhone aren't going to cut it. If my Nexus 6P is not compatible with Daydream, I don't think that Apple could create something that has the same experience (and for the same price (!!!!)).
    Well, I don't want to start another stupid iOS vs Android flame but I just want note that, talking about mobile VR, I don't think this is a question of power since iPhone 7 is, by far, the most powerful phone. In fact, "the 2015 iPhone 6s and 2016 iPhone SE, also defeats the Pixel smartphones in single-core performance". The screen is, according to DisplayMate, the “best LCD display” it has tested although I agree resolution is essential in this case. In fact, unless Daydream have some kind of hardware counterpart into compatible devices, I think we'll see compatible iOS apps just like Cardboard did.

    Apple will enter in VR when they have something they like to show but, unfortunately, they doesn't seem to be in a hurry.
    10-23-2016 12:54 PM
  16. AlexT528's Avatar
    As ever apple would make a VR headset, 2 or 3 years after all Android users have
    10-23-2016 03:47 PM
  17. Trogz64's Avatar
    Well, I don't want to start another stupid iOS vs Android flame but I just want note that, talking about mobile VR, I don't think this is a question of power since iPhone 7 is, by far, the most powerful phone. In fact, "the 2015 iPhone 6s and 2016 iPhone SE, also defeats the Pixel smartphones in single-core performance". The screen is, according to DisplayMate, the “best LCD display” it has tested although I agree resolution is essential in this case. In fact, unless Daydream have some kind of hardware counterpart into compatible devices, I think we'll see compatible iOS apps just like Cardboard did.

    Apple will enter in VR when they have something they like to show but, unfortunately, they doesn't seem to be in a hurry.
    Not to cause an argument but I can accept that the iphone might beat the new pixel devices in single core performance but I would say that VR would require good multicore performance too. Google specifically designed the Pixel for VR so I would expect it to perform very well. If I am correct I think you have to be able to download the daydream app to make full functionality of the headset and the controller, and google has direct control over which device can download the app.
    The iphone also has and LCD screen whereas the pixel has an AMOLED display which will give better contrast and better colour reproduction which would be better for VR as it would be more realistic.
    10-24-2016 04:40 PM
  18. badelhas's Avatar
    Can't wait for some official news from Apple, very curious indeed.
    10-24-2016 05:42 PM
  19. rmvz3's Avatar
    Not to cause an argument but I can accept that the iphone might beat the new pixel devices in single core performance but I would say that VR would require good multicore performance too. Google specifically designed the Pixel for VR so I would expect it to perform very well. If I am correct I think you have to be able to download the daydream app to make full functionality of the headset and the controller, and google has direct control over which device can download the app.
    The iphone also has and LCD screen whereas the pixel has an AMOLED display which will give better contrast and better colour reproduction which would be better for VR as it would be more realistic.
    Well the single core quote was comparing Pixel with a iPhone 6s and SE! iPhone 7 is way ahead in terms of power. Color reproduction using new wide color gamut is covered too. Again, I don't think Apple are going to make a move to VR right now but its not lack of power (they have the best devices every year!) but they don't like the actual state of VR (to its standards). I've read awesome rumors for iPhone 8 although they are just too good to be true. ^_^
    10-24-2016 10:00 PM
  20. domdee7's Avatar
    Lets see in the future
    10-25-2016 05:27 AM
  21. badelhas's Avatar
    I've just remembered that Apple dosent even have 2K screens on their latest smartphones. They would have to make a big jump in screen resolution if they want the iPhone to be used on VR.
    10-25-2016 07:20 AM
  22. MrHades17's Avatar
    Well with the iPhone 10th anniversary being next year anything is possible... including VR.
    10-25-2016 08:42 AM
  23. dpham00's Avatar
    I would agree with the above... The resolution is too low for a good quality experience
    10-25-2016 09:08 AM
  24. Swapnil Vartak's Avatar
    Well if that article linked by rmvz3 is anywhere close to the truth, Apple is going to revolutionize the VR/AR and the smartphone industries...
    10-25-2016 01:59 PM
  25. LezCronut's Avatar
    I really bemoan the fact that most VR headsets currently still look very clunky and nerdy. This has a huge effect on the adoption rate of VR.
    They still look gamey, nerdy, weird.

    This is where Apple's expertise is needed. Apple designs products that are fashionable and approachable, that people love to wear. They're not scary.

    If this is not seriously implemented, VR will never become mainstream.
    10-30-2016 09:04 AM

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