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Apple acquires VRvana, heating up new AR headset rumors


The gossipy tidbits about Apple working away at augmented reality headset just got more warmed up. As of late, Apple has gained VRvana, a startup that crowdfunded an interesting camera-based AR and VR headset, the Totem. Apple has made this arrangement in $30 million as detailed by sources.

VRvana’s Totem, a virtual reality headset has phenomenal reviews from the individuals who got an early hands-on. VRvana says that the headset is an “extended reality” gadget, which implies it takes from both increased reality and virtual reality innovation.

VRvana is a startup based in Montreal

After the securing of the startup, numerous employees of VRvana have been moved to Apple’s campus in Cupertino. Despite the fact that the startup’s site is still live, yet it has been discovered silent via social media since August.

The acquisition of the startup bodes well for the AR headset by Apple anticipated for 2020, which is said to be a completely independent gadget with its own working framework. Apple is required to offer AR and VR in a gadget where both will feel generally regular. There will be no slacking, visuals will be very evident and no compulsory controllers will be required.

As indicated by VRvana’s, their prior headset was fit for showing completely opaque pictures on its OLED display, giving it a chance to change effortlessly from AR to VR. It has likewise wiped out the slack which is regularly connected with camera-based ways to deal with blended reality.

Apple has effectively gained other augmented reality organizations like Metaio, Faceshift, and Flyby Media, while VRvana will be the first of its kind which will support the work on AR and VR based headset.

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