Apple VR could be nearing production: is this real or just a misunderstanding?

Apple VR could be nearing production: is this real or just a misunderstanding?
As we know, Apple CEO Tim Cook is currently in India and has already met with the country's Prime Minister to discuss the iDevice's future in the country – both on the manufacturing and retail side. Apparently, Mr. Cook met with a number of influential people while he was visiting, which is only normal — bigwig dinners and events are bound to happen around such high-caliber meetings.

Indian actor Emraan Hashmi, apparently, met with Tim Cook at some such event. The actor posted a picture of the Apple CEO standing alongside a Hashmi and a few other people, and the post has a curious caption on it. No drum roll, we're spilling the beans – it says "Eagerly waiting for Apple VR!".

OK, VR is still a fairly new niche, but a lot of companies are trying to do something creative and enticing with it. It's not a long stretch to assume that Apple is probably also looking into a possible VR headset. In fact, we've seen the company apply for VR goggle patents, and put up some job postings that reveal it being pretty serious about investing in developing something for the niche. But, with nothing announced, and knowing how secretive Cupertino is of its projects, is it possible that Tim Cook would've spilled the beans in front of someone who is not even tied to the company's manufacturing process?

There could be a misunderstanding at play somewhere around this story. Either Cook was asked about working on a competitor to Android VR in an unofficial conversation, and he responded by talking about an ostensible VR heardset, which Apple may or may not be working on. That, or Hashmi was present at the conversation between Cook and the Prime Minister, which happened to involve Apple VR production in India.

What's your take on this?


source: Twitter via CultOfMac

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29 Comments

1. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Apple VR? 1 thing i know it will be way overpriced and behind the market!

3. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Could you find something better to do than troll every article? Go get some pussy, something tells me you haven't in a while ;).

5. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

And everytime you react on my post's......who is missing pussy now?

16. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"who is missing the pussy now" Wut?? You may want to rephrase that fam' ;).

6. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Damn, you didn't beat around the bush with your statement... pun intended. ;-)

7. 444777

Posts: 399; Member since: May 02, 2016

Doesn't meet the discussion rules iKid. We was hoping and waiting for a reply or an argument, but instead you raged and became violent. That's supposedly states and clarification of blind Apple fanboy.....?

8. 444777

Posts: 399; Member since: May 02, 2016

Please , the truth is trolling from your point of view? Go and see the doctor. You are not well. Please make sure he doesn't own an iPhone, I mean he's not an iDoctor.....

11. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

You my friend, are in need of some serious psychiatric therapy.... like now. The "truth" is that you and him are anti-social degenerates who hate Apple products. It's perfectly fine to dislike anything, but to actively berate a set of products and/or their users is idiotic. You are both showing sociopathic tendency in personifying an entity that can not be categorized as such (Apple) and using that personification as a justification for being an asshat! I'm saying this for your own good.....SEEK PSYCHIATRIC HELP IMMEDIATELY!!!!!

17. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

+1 for using the phrase asshat. That made my morning. Cheers!

19. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

You are very welcome my friend :).

21. 444777

Posts: 399; Member since: May 02, 2016

I too HATE Apple for its corporate philosophy and business model that are reflected in its operating systems. Apple is all about GREED and POWER. Apple is run by a bunch of evil humanoids that want to take control of everything, including OUR freedom. They've put too many restrictions on their devices and computers that make exchanging images and data between non-Apple devices impossible! Apple Computers Inc is all about GREED. It's a disease that must be killed!

22. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"Apple is all about GREED and POWER. Apple is run by a bunch of evil humanoids that want to take control of everything, including OUR freedom. They've put too many restrictions on their devices and computers that make exchanging images and data between non-Apple devices impossible! Apple Computers Inc is all about GREED. It's a disease that must be killed!" See what I'm talking about? You are clearly deranged, and you have been exhibiting a severe case of mental trauma. I'll say it once more..... GET HELP BEFORE YOU DO SOMETHING YOU REGRET!!!!

23. 444777

Posts: 399; Member since: May 02, 2016

Moreover, Mac OS has just 5% market share, Windows still runs on more than 90% of desktops. The iPhone is only the third most popular phone in the U.S., lagging Android and BlackBerry. If Apple is trying to absorb everyone into its universal groupmind, they're doing a poor job of it. You hate Apple culture. Your favorite word is "arrogance." You look at Apple's secretive culture, its slick stores, its polished advertising campaigns, and you think that Apple feels it's superior. There is some truth in this. Apple does feel it's superior. But they're hardly alone. Everybody who works in the computer industry thinks they're superior to everybody else. The same is true for Christians, Jews, atheists, Muslims, Buddhists, Americans, Europeans, Objectivists, and New Yorkers. It's part of the human condition to think that your tribe is better than everybody else's tribe.

28. cheetah2k

Posts: 2297; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

LOL if you want to look like a d1ckh3ad with scuba gear on buy the Apple VR :D :D haha

13. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

The price point is debatable, but behind the market? I doubt that!

2. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Not really a VR guy, more into AR or MR. However, the day Apple gets in the VR game, is the day it becomes relevant to normal consumers. I know Android has had it for a year or so, but the Applications are lacking, and most of the headsets are rather "cumbersome". This is probably Apple's answer to Daydream. Hopefully at least one of the models of the new iPhone supports 2k resolution, or they somehow manage to make the headset itself upscale to get some semblance of an optimal experience.

4. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Introducing Apple Cardboard. lol. I welcome anyone who will push the VR experience forward. Can't wait to see what they have in store.

10. 444777

Posts: 399; Member since: May 02, 2016

They don't believe in technology. That's why you never see them in wmc, I mean yearly tech Congress. Apple is a brand not a tech. They class themselves as status cool factor. I want Apple to be like Samsung, so I could be desiring the S7 specs on the upcoming iphone7.

14. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Well you do realize that Google was developing a phone at the time that Apple announced the iPhone, at which time Google scrapped what they had and started anew. I think that Apple is capable of redeining markets (or at least they used to be), and they do indeed have the power to push trends into mainstream. I do agree with the cool factor statement, and that they are a brand, but that's the reason why I'm excited. Software up to this point for VR is relatively lackluster, and having Apple as a driving force behind this medium (I think) will really motivate developers to make more content simply because of the market that is loyal to Apple. You might argue that Android's market is significantly larger, but I can show you article after article about how despite having fewer apps, and fewer downloads, Apple still makes more money in the App Store VS the Play Store, and developers will always do what is best for their bottom line.

18. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Apple is the reason you have an S7. Prior to the iPhone, Samsung was focused on copying blackberry/Palm. Samsung typically just follow the market and whats hot, then create their own version. They rarely if ever come out with an actual product that disrupts a market. I'm not talking about components, I'm talking about actual product. You might want to think again about Apple being tech. Apple is both! Their approach and how they handle Business is just different.

20. 444777

Posts: 399; Member since: May 02, 2016

Didn't see the sarcasm? Android Ftw.

25. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Samsung was making phones long before Apple. Befoe the iPhone, Samsung aleady made a device with a ecentralized home button and a full screen. Though it wasnt a phone, it setup Samuung to simply apply the same concept to one. Also if you actually look at the histroy of Samsung phones, you will see as time progressed, the keyboard got smaller while the dispaly got bigger. You claim is nothing but Apple BS propoganda If it wasn't for the iPhone, some OEM's woudl have simply been slow to bring this type of phone design. Just because Apple rushed to be first, doesn't mean no one was planning the same. After all the iPhone design came from Sony. Samsung wasn't focus on copying Blackberry or Palm. They simply were making the type of phone people were already buying. Which was already an established market vs making something someone may or may not have wanted. But you wouldn't understand this. When you're trying to break into a market where you sell a limited amount of product, to get attention you bring what people are familiar with. You will never understand this, because you dont know anything about product branding in trying to release a new product outside your home country

24. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

How is Apple going to dive into VR? If they plan to use an iPhone to run the glasses, it would suck on a device with only a 1080p display. 1440p would get you decent visuals. Unless they are making some stand-along unit. Hopefully it wont be anything that that ViewMaster VR garbage. Because that was a joke. Apple, before you jump into another product category, that you again know nothign about; like you did with the Apple Watch; make sure what you bring is even worth out time. Because the Apple Watch was a disgrace to tech period. For you to come out 3 years later with a watch that does less than the Gear I had 2+ years ago is a crying shame.

26. cherry.dev

Posts: 107; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

they would somehow find a way for great experience as always. not a crappy 2K VR.

29. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

I agree, if they do jump into VR it will have to be a stand alone device (700 dollars please). And even if they do, how will it run? Not by a bloody Mac! Will it be for gaming or that boring 360 camera thing? Apple should try AR, there aren't many competitors out there. Plus AR is way cooler VR in my opinion.

31. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Totally agree. AR has far more practical applications than VR will ever have. +1

32. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I have played with both AR and VR. Both are nice in their own way. Those interested in AR titles could pick up the new 3DS XL

27. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Any VR with anything less than 4K is a gimmick. I currently have the gear VR and it's a joke because the damn thing is so blurry.

30. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Yep, if you want true VR get a bloody Oculus or the Vive.

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