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  • Apple Starts selling iPhone-based Virtual Reality Goggles in Online Store

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    Apple has moved one step closer to bringing the world of virtual reality to iOS and has started carrying Mattel’s View-Master Virtual Reality goggles in its online store. Similar in concept to Google Cardboard or the Samsung Gear VR, the View-Master VR headset allows an iPhone user to take advantage of their smartphone screen to experience virtual reality on the cheap.

    While Mattel offers sold separately “virtual reality experience packs,” there are dozens of virtual reality apps in the iOS App Store, such as the Google Cardboard Demo app, that are capable with the View-Master VR headset.

    Netflix offers a VR headset mode as well, while Hulu is looking into releasing virtual reality content sometime Spring 2016.

    According to the Financial Times, Apple has quietly assembled a not-quite-so-secret-anymore “secret research unit” of experts in the fields of AR and VR headset technology. It’s unknown exactly what type of technology or VR applications this unit is developing for Apple, but Apple did recently hire Dr. Doug Bowman, the director of Virginia Tech’s center for human-computer interaction. Bowman has been involved with the Microsoft Hololens project and is nationally renowned in the fields of virtual and augmented reality.

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    Comments 6 Comments
    1. nealh's Avatar
      nealh -
      Cool
    1. rscubadoc's Avatar
      rscubadoc -
      Cool


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    1. fleurya's Avatar
      fleurya -
      Seems like you would need a 6+ for this to work. A 6 screen size just doesn't seem big enough. I'm not going to put mine to my face while on the bus to find out right now...
    1. Caiden Spencer's Avatar
      Caiden Spencer -
      Quote Originally Posted by fleurya View Post
      Seems like you would need a 6+ for this to work. A 6 screen size just doesn't seem big enough. I'm not going to put mine to my face while on the bus to find out right now...
      Neither am I !
    1. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
      SpiderManAPV -
      Quote Originally Posted by fleurya View Post
      Seems like you would need a 6+ for this to work. A 6 screen size just doesn't seem big enough. I'm not going to put mine to my face while on the bus to find out right now...
      I saw similar things back in the 4s days, so I’m sure the 6 is big enough.
    1. quidam_brujah's Avatar
      quidam_brujah -
      Quote Originally Posted by SpiderManAPV View Post
      I saw similar things back in the 4s days, so I’m sure the 6 is big enough.
      +1

      physical size doesn't matter so much as ppi, as lenses take care of making things look bigger, or smaller, and focusing. Both the 6 and the 6S have the same screen resolution and ppi. Since the screens are supporting at least 720p and you can support a display of at least 120 FPS, it should be able to handle alternating stereo HD images. The only problem I see is that if they want to split the screen to show two different images simultaneously, then you're not going to get true HD. So I guess it's standard def stereo vision for you!