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Apple patent teases a future VR display for the iPhone

Apple secures a patent for a headset design that allows you to use your iPhone as a VR display
By: Anthony Garreffa | Virtual & Augmented Reality News | Posted: Feb 18, 2015 9:39 am

The United States Patent & Trademark Office has granted Apple a patent that the iDevice maker filed all the way back in 2008 for a headset design that would see you use your iPhone as a VR headset.




The design resembles the Galaxy Note 4-powered Gear VR, where you slot your iPhone into a device that sits on your face, where you use an external controller that helps you navigate through menus and more when motion tracking doesn't cut it. This is just a patent that Apple has filed, so we don't know if it'll turn into something just yet.


But judging by the amazing things Oculus VR has been able to do, all without a consumer VR product on the market, we don't think it'll be long before Apple unveils its own VR or AR headset.


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