Apple is working on AR/VR versions of its apps

Tech giant Apple is reportedly teaming up with Hollywood directors to create video content for its upcoming augmented reality (AR)/virtual reality (VR) headset.




Apple is working on AR/VR versions of its apps
Apple has tapped Hollywood directors such as Jon Favreau to develop video content for a headset the company is expected to ship next year.

Sources familiar with the matter told The New York Times that Jon Favreau was one of the directors involved – he would be tasked with providing a mixed reality experience based on Prehistoric Planet, the dinosaur-filled Apple TV Plus series he produced .

Apple has yet to confirm the existence of the headset, but the device will likely be able to offer both immersive virtual reality experiences, as well as virtual overlays designed to look like they’re part of the real world. Apple would also develop AR / VR versions of its iOS and macOS applications. For example, the firm would prepare a version for mixed reality headsets of the FaceTime app.

Sources told the NYT that Apple is preparing to introduce a toolkit allowing developers to add camera and voice functionality to their apps, enabling hands-free control before the headset arrives.




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