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Discussion in 'MacRumors.com News Discussion' started by MacRumors, Jan 9, 2017.
It was mentioned on here last year that no Apple computer was capable of VR.
A device to display information from your iPhone to your face. I thought that was the Apple Watch?
Also, TC is surely high on something but I don't believe it's AR.
ZEISS hold a bunch of patents that covers AR optics. Their stand last CES showed the lenses (which look like normal spectacle lenses). That is the only AR product they have beyond the VRone.
Question to some of the more alert bods out there. Did TC mention Apple's interest in AR / VR before Pokemon Go raked in billions?
My concern is trends... Apple may suddenly become all about Plumbing and rescuing Princesses.
Oh, much closer to our eyes. In fact, after seeing the look of AirPods, this implementation style of Apple AR springs to mind:
Get a 2 year head start on companies that have been doing it for....years. Right...
All you people constantly squealing about no new Macs really need to give it a rest.
Thank you and btw: I include myself in that group
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The truth hurts!
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? My Nephews (14 & 10) got an HTC Vive rig for X-mas. Granted, these are still pretty pricey, and not ubiquitous....but VR is DEFINITELY hitting the consumer world right now. The market for VR is pretty massive. Gaming / Sales / Architecture / Design / Robotics / Remote Surgery / Entertainment / (cough) Entertainment - all of these fields have massive markets for VR.
All I heard 10 years ago was how good Carl Zeiss lenses were in digital cameras. Bought one, brought it back within a month. Like the Dragon's Den, for that reason I'm already out.
when have they EVER been first to the party except with the iphone and ipad?
All that made apple so successful is taking the stuff that others couldnt do right and doing it the proper way.
What I don't understand is why they abandoned the display b'niss really. Cause that's a field where the entire competition doesnt deliver, at least from a design standpoint.
Sorry to hear about your lens - but Zeiss has been a top name in optics for decades. Probably either a dud, or a poor licensing scheme vs. actual Zeiss glass. If you have to pick an optics partner... this is a good one.
There will be a dongle, so you can connect them and wear over your existing glasses.
If you ain't making money off it, you don't speak.
I have always been FAR more interested in AR than VR. For me, VR is virtually worthless. AR, on the other hand, could be a game changer on so many levels. Here's hoping Apple will knock this one out of the park. It could be yuuuuge.
Because Apple built the 1st computer, the 1st mp3 player, and the 1st smart phone.
Apple has ALWAYS sold their computers at a higher price per specs ratio than their competitors. This isn't new. If you don't like it, don't buy a Mac. I know I won't be buying another Mac as they don't have the same value to me 10 years ago.
I can see many nice use cases for a pair of AR glasses but can't see Apple releasing them this year. I would love a pair for driving and some types of sports. Every day use isn't really there yet since they have to be light, thin and be able to map your surroundings in realtime to be really useful.
The only company that has an actual produced AR device is Microsoft, so I don't see how they would be last to the party. Even then, the Hololens is not yet complete.
I want to be positive about apples business choices as a consumer however VR is not the market to be going into. Surely cars are a better bet along with laptop gaming which is now becoming a big thing apple is sleeping on. AR and VR is just falling flat like 3D tvs and all the rest of the hype machine hardware developments of recent years.
The problem with Google Glass wasn't how they looked, but that the concept was inherently creepy. To move a product of this kind beyond limited industrial uses, someone has to figure out how to take the creep factor out of it. Either that, or we have to get used to behaviors that are currently treated as antisocial. If that's the path forward then I suspect Apple is not the company to do it. I believe this rumor nearly as much as I did for the ones about "the Apple Car." Meaning, not at all.
Yet you have the trash can as your user image.....
The gap wasn't as massive before as it is now. And they've run out of excuses. Before it was a matter of heat and energy consumption. A full desktop GPU used to be hot and use a lot of energy, but last generation we had laptops, albeit expensive ones, running full desktop 980 GPUs, and now we've got sub-2000$ laptops running full desktop 1060's, as well as laptops running full 1070's and 1080's. So whats Apple's excuse for putting a mid-tier laptop GPU in a 2000$ desktop computer?
I don't get the creepy part, there are cameras around everywhere, there is no law against photographing/filming people in public. They looked terrible, same like with street photography. Get a DSLR out with a big lens and people call you a pervert. Get a camera phone out and you are just normal. Yet get a nice old fashioned Mamiya Medium format huge classic camera and people get interested.