Are you Excited about AR/VR???

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by DirtyVega$, May 3, 2018.

  1. DirtyVega$ macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2018
    Outside of the medical field and maybe some games does AR/VR excite you at all.
    Do you think Apple should be putting this much focus on AR/VR???
  2. sracer macrumors 604


    Apr 9, 2010
    No. I'm not excited about AR/VR. I don't expect to be until "headsets" are no more intrusive than eyeglasses. Should Apple be putting this much focus on it? No. Apple isn't really "innovators" who do something bold and new, but "refiners" who take existing market segments and produce polished offerings, and so it is a bit early for them to be getting into it.
  3. sparksd macrumors 68000

    Jun 7, 2015
    Seattle WA
    No, not really. I tried Oculus out, didn't care for it and am not interested in improved versions or similar products.
  4. spiderman0616 macrumors 68040


    Aug 1, 2010
    I have been using Playstation VR regularly since shortly after it launched. I love it. The games library stumbled a bit out of the gate, but there is some really good stuff coming out for it now. It is primitive and clunky right now, but I still love it. I can't believe the PS4 I bought several years ago can produce an experience that's even that solid. I have also tried VR headsets that require my iPhone to act as the screen--I'm not a huge fan of those, but they're fun to goof around with.

    Oculus Go is a pretty exciting product to me as well, but as someone who stays FAR away from Facebook, I don't think I am interested in owning one.

    I do use AR apps for some things on my iPhone and iPad--mostly Tap Measure for quick and dirty measurements on the fly. I also have a mini golf AR game on my iPhone that's really fun to play with the kids in the living room.

    I don't know if all this AR/VR stuff has legs or not. It's still way too clunky. But as a daily glasses wearer, if Apple puts out some kind of headset that does NOT look any different from normal glasses, I'm in. I would buy those day 1. (as long as they work with prescriptions).
  5. muzzy996 macrumors 6502

    Feb 16, 2018
    Nope, I’m about as interested in AR/VR as I was in 3D TV several years ago. Maybe the technology will have more success someday but right now I just don’t have any interest.
  6. oldhifi macrumors 65816


    Jan 12, 2013
  7. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Not excited but keeping my eye our for it to mature a bit more. Looks like Apple will be last on this.
  8. Crow_Servo macrumors regular


    Feb 17, 2018
    AR doesn’t really excite me, but it’s somewhat interesting.

    VR is a bit more interesting to me. It’s more immersive. I don’t understand the folks wanting VR headsets to be like glasses, though. To me, that would defeat the purpose, unless it still blocks out the outside world. When people mention glasses, I think of Google Glass.

    I’m thinking of picking up the Oculus Go for now, and upgrade to something better when it comes along. But for now, that one seems to fit my interests the most and the price is right. I’ll jump on an Apple version for sure in the future.
  9. KUKitch macrumors 6502


    Jan 10, 2008
    It's all cool, but I don't really care like I used to... my brother's got an Oculus and I couldn't find the time to try it out for 2 weeks at Christmas, even though I do think it's awesome
  10. Beachguy macrumors 6502a


    Nov 23, 2011
    I find nothing about it that makes me want to spend my money on it, but I do see where it could be of great use in many areas. Not for me, but I am fine with development and discovery.

    That said, until I can use it without strapping something to my head with the same dimensions as my Jeep, I'll pass.
  11. Ghost31 macrumors 68020


    Jun 9, 2015
    Isn’t that exactly what innovation is. Apple is incredibly innovative so I’m a little lost seeing comments like yours after seeing company after company follow apples lead with everything
  12. spiderman0616 macrumors 68040


    Aug 1, 2010
    I was referring more to AR. I would expect an eyeglasses type device to be an AR heads up display of some kind, but I would NOT wear as my daily glasses unless it absolutely 100% did NOT look like a gadget. It has to be fully conspicuous before I'd agree to it being my daily driver for eyewear.

    For VR, I agree with you. Some people complain that it's isolating. For me, that's the whole point! Sometimes I want to be completely immersed in a game and feel like I'm not in my house anymore. That's the beauty of it! But it's not something I'd ever do outside the comfort of my home.
  13. frou macrumors 6502


    Mar 14, 2009
    Certainly not interested in the type of AR where you hold up a phone or tablet and look through it like a porthole. When AR is on lightweight glasses that are fully wireless then it'll be a big deal.

    If high-end PC graphics cards are ever sensibly priced again then it might be tempting to try VR gaming.
  14. Mathias Denichi macrumors 6502

    Mathias Denichi

    Jun 21, 2013
    Agreed, its pretty gimmicky until AR/VR is in a more sensible form. AR is already showing more promise than VR as of late. Once people can transpose any product online into their house, or on their bodies, using AR, is when it will really take the market.
  15. sracer macrumors 604


    Apr 9, 2010
    I agree. My wife and I are big IKEA fans and they have/had an AR app that allowed the user to place their products in a room realtime. It was a good start with lots of room for improvement but it didn't seem to really go anywhere.
  16. strawberryshortcake macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2017
    Bay Area, California
    Augmented reality, Virtual reality.
  17. scottrods macrumors member


    Jul 30, 2017
    Garland, TX
    Not excited by it, but as a few others mention... it may be something of interest as it grows and improves. The cool stuff tase too much of your attention for me. I am a bit ADD anyway. VR immerses me too deeply to enjoy as it closes out things around me in VR... AR sounds more usable to me and much safer as well. I will certainly watch as things develop as SRACER states... it was pretty cool when you could IKEA some stuff into your house. I've seen a couple other ones doing the same thing and a couple of devices that 3D scan and offer the AR addition of items into your rooms and areas as well. I really like the way the STRUCTURE brand 3D scanner programming and sensor does things and it offers a "BRIDGE" product that takes their AR into the current times a bit more as well... not interested in the AR/VR of it so much as the scanner, but being able to use it to introduce items you've scanned (with measurements) is pretty darned cool. I guess you call "the ability to add things to your own pictures" AR... so that would be my favorite so far. And the implications in engineering and artistry are awesome as well.
  18. Tech198 macrumors G5

    Mar 21, 2011
    Australia, Perth
    Nope. It has its users like 3D touch on iOS, not comparing them, just how 'popular they are' or 3D when it surfaced, now you see no TV manufacture does their new sets 3D anymore in the home.

    AV/VR may stay around longer, but when Apple sees its a flop, its will die. You can tell by how slow its being taken up by everyone.
  19. steve23094 macrumors 68020


    Apr 23, 2013
    I have no interest whatsoever.

    It's way too early in the development cycle to produce anything useful. We have already had a number of false starts on VR through the 80s, 90s and noughties, this will just be another one. It's hardly taken the world by storm, if an IKEA app is still being held up as one of the most 'amazing' AR apps a year later then you know it's in trouble.

    VR/AR is going to go the way of force touch (for now).
  20. Cigsm macrumors 6502a

    Jan 22, 2010
    AR will change the world just like the internet did.

  21. Pakaku macrumors 68020


    Aug 29, 2009
    AR could be interesting day-to-day, but VR will be stuck in the entertainment segment at best.

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