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A recent job posting by Apple suggests the tech giant is aiming to build 3D worlds for its yet-to-be-announced mixed-reality headset.
Apple’s VR and mixed reality headsets are no longer a secret, but new job listings suggest the company is doing its part to invigorate the device with content.
is apple enlisted Over 30 Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) related jobs added in the last few weeks. The tech giant’s secretive team of Technology Development Group (TDG) usually looks for a mix of software and hardware engineers.
In a posting, Apple asks for a software developer with experience in visual effects. Since such a person would be able to create digital content for augmented and virtual-reality environments, it indicates that Apple is looking to create content for its mixed-reality headset.
Specifically, a job looking for an AR/VR network engineer explicitly mentions a type of “3D mixed-reality world”. “In this role, you will work closely with other developers and build tools and frameworks to enable connected experiences in 3D mixed-reality worlds,” reads part of the job posting.
Another job posting reveals that the tech giant plans to build a video service for its upcoming headset that features 3D content that can be played in virtual reality.
“You’ll work closely with Apple’s UI framework, human interface designers, and systems capabilities teams – pushing you to think differently, and solve incredibly challenging and interesting problems in the 3D applications space,” a position reads.
Apple To Compete With The Meta Over The Metaverse
Back in July, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg Told The employees’ comments suggest that Apple and his company are in a “very deep, philosophical competition” to create a metaverse.
As reported, a large group of meta and tech companies, including Microsoft, Nvidia, Sony, as well as 33 other tech giants, are racing to create the Metaverse. announced that they have formed a group called the Metaverse Standards Forum to create the infrastructure for an interoperable metaverse.
However, Apple is absent from the group, which further reinforces the theory that the two tech giants are in competition to build the Metaverse.
Still, while there have been plenty of rumors and leaks about Apple’s highly anticipated VR headset, the company hasn’t formally announced any plans. Apple CEO Tim Cook first told Dutch media outlets Bright that he avoids using the term “metaverse”.
“I always think it’s important that people understand what something is. And I’m not really sure the average person can tell you what the metaverse is,” he said.
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