“Apple is putting some time and money into exploring the future of virtual and augmented reality,” Aaron Tilley reports for Forbes.

“Apple has made another acquisition in the field with Flyby Media, a mobile applications company that focuses on spatial perception,” Tilley reports. “Flyby had been an early partner of Google’s Project Tango, the search giant’s attempt at bringing 3D mapping to mobile devices. Apple has also made several other acquisitions in the field, starting with 3D sensing company PrimeSense for $360 million in 2013. In 2015, Apple acquired established augmented reality company Metaio and motion capture startup Faceshift.”

“Outside of making acquisitions, Apple is also hiring quickly, including Doug Bowman, a prominent VR researcher and computer science professor at Virginia Tech,” Tilley reports. “Apple has recruited talent from Microsoft’s HoloLens division and Lytro, a startup that makes light field cameras, which capture detailed information about how light rays are traveling. Apple has hired at least 21 employees who once worked at Lytro, according to a LinkedIn search. These former Lytro employees show experience working in areas like user experience, computer vision and ‘display exploration.'”

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