Apple veteran leaves for Oculus, will run VR hardware

Oculus secures ex-Apple veteran for its VR hardware division.

Published Tue, Mar 28 2017 6:35 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:56 AM CST

Facebook is solidifying itself against HTC and Valve with the securing of an ex-Apple veteran to run its Oculus VR division, with the social network hiring Michael Hillman, a 15-year veteran of Apple.

Apple veteran leaves for Oculus, will run VR hardware |

In his position at Apple, Hillman had senior engineering and design roles, working on consumer products like the iMac. With Oculus wanting to get into a better swing of things with its VR headset platform with the Rift, hiring an ex-Apple veteran who launched consumer products to run your VR division is a good idea.

Facebook has been acquiring key VR talent for a while, recently acquiring Hugo Barra from Xiaomi to oversee their VR division. Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said that VR is the next big thing after smartphones, an interesting statement considering Rift sales haven't been too good yet - even though the hardware is actually quite high-end considering its a first-gen device.


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