I do. They did it with the iPod, which set up the iPhone and iPad. They are the #1 smartwatch maker even though they entered later. I don’t see them spending the many years in r&d and not wanting to dominate. Of course, like most markets, there is a low and high end. They will dominate the high end.
I can see Apple WANTING to dominate, but this market is different from the others. There was a market for portable music players before the iPod. There was a market for watches before the Apple Watch. There was a market for phones before the iPhone.
There is no VR market yet. It's still a hobby, a fad. Much like 3D TVs. This is new territory for Apple. They need to invent something that opens up the VR market. I'm not sure if they can do that. Usually they wait until there IS a market and then jump in later.
The Sony Playstation VR2, for example, is just another iteration of the existing VR market. It's not going to change things dramatically, just another iteration. VR is not succeeding because there is no killer app yet, it's too expensive, it's too bulky to wear, and you need room to use it. I doubt Apple can solve all that.