Virtual Reality Device?

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  1. tomegun macrumors 6502

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    I have read the articles about Apple's choice of Augmented Reality instead of Virtual Reality. My question is this: isn't Apple losing a lot of money by not having something to sell in this market? Am I missing something and there is a company that has a device compatible with an iPhone?
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    How would a company lose money by not selling something?
     
  3. tomegun thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Maybe losing is the right way to put it, but there is an opportunity to make money that Apple isn't taking advantage of.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    True.
    Unless they have something in the works or it's a direction they don't want to take.
    Not everything being sold is profitable or makes business sense.
     
  5. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    I only see potential loss if a person chooses another platform over iOS because it offers the VR. But honestly, I don't see the current state of VR being a deciding factor for many. It's just not practical in daily use (in its current form). Media and entertainment maybe. Every day? Not a chance.
     
  6. tomegun thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sometimes people just want adult toys. If the price is right I would get a VR headset. Unlike a drone or sometime similar, I could put it on while sitting on my couch and be entertained.
     
  7. Newtons Apple, Dec 26, 2016
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    I would love to see Apple develop a VR system. Also would like a to see them do an Echo type device for home.
     
  8. GrumpyMom macrumors 603

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    It's not as bad as I thought. I just got the new generation Gear VR headset for Christmas and we set it up this morning. My parents and in-laws (all in their 80's) and my sister-in-law are over and we just finished taking turns using it and it's loads of fun. It is even more fun to watch someone using it. I was watching the great white shark one and my sister-in-law and my dad kept trying to scare me when the Great White shark was attacking the cage I was in. It was surprisingly immersive and the screen door effect was barely noticeable compared to the prior generation unit I tried on at the AT&T store. The crabs were the worst. They look like giant ticks. :eek: I found myself trying to stomp on them, much to everyone's amusement.

    I don't know how games are on it yet but just wandering around virtual environments was really fun. It felt weird taking the goggles off and finding myself back in my boring living room again. I think my mother-in-law is hooked. The S7 Edge that was in the goggles got warm but not hot. Nobody got sick from using the goggles a lot.

    Well the food is ready to come out of the oven now so back to hostessing I go. Happy Holidays everyone.
     
  9. Relentless Power, Dec 26, 2016
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    Relentless Power macrumors Core

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    I love technology more than anybody I know and I like to think I am a tech enthusiast at best, but I can't justify VR right now. I think it will evolve, but as far as strapping some strange, foreign apparatus to my head has zero appeal to me. I have been to Best Buy And have observed customers testing the Oculous Rift and it's fairly entertaining to see some one act as if they are climbing an invisible wall. Hilarious.

    Anyways, perhaps one day, but not at this point in day and time where it is currently.
     
  10. tomegun thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What do you expect it to be and when do you expect it to get there?
     

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