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Apple Acquires VR Headset Company Vrvana

Apple Acquires VR Headset Company Vrvana

So what attracted Apple to Vrvana in particular? It is likely its tech will be rolled into whatever AR headset Apple may be working on, likely bringing in some of Cupertino's refined design skills to the rather clunky designs of AR and VR headsets now out in the wild.

Vrvana developed its own AR headset, Totem, which mixed virtual and augmented reality, with the ability for users to see real world as well as virtual views via special lenses. The deal is important because of the rumours and reports about the interest in AR hardware of Apple, and the company has always been very secretive and tight-packed for its products of the future. According to news reports floating around, Apple has paid $30 million for Vrvana. Several of the start-up's employees are already working in Apple's California offices. This acquisition clearly indicates what the company is hoping to develop. It is likely that Apple will take advantage of Vrvana's expertise to create a augmented reality glasses on its own, under the supervision of the company's design head Jony Ive.

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This is different and slightly better than the methods of Microsoft's HoloLens and Windows' Mixed Reality headsets as it means the Totem is able to overlay completely opaque images and animations over the real world rather than ghost-like projections. But it's fair to say Vrvana's long running Totem headset and 6DoF tracking technology has played a part in it. Other patents could be reviewed here: one and two with others in our 3D archive.

In a report by TechCrunch, the site states that Apple has acquired Vrvana in a $30 million Dollars deal, although neither company has confirmed the sale, with the site simple citing sources close to the deal.


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