Apple Car could drive off the lot in only 5 years

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If an analyst is correct, the Apple Car could be your next vehicle.
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One of the secret-but-not-really-secret projects Apple is working on is a self-driving vehicle. A well-respected analyst just gave his estimate of when this will be released.

Not only does Ming-Chi Kuo indicate that the “Apple Car” will debut between 2023 and 2025, he also lays out reasons why the product will be a success.

As a bonus, Kuo indicates when to expect Apple’s augmented-reality headset.

Apple R&D dumps billions into Cupertino’s secret projects

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Apple research and development spends oodles of cash on secret projects.
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Apple’s spending on research and development of new products keeps growing. The company’s R&D spending  increased by hundreds of millions in the second quarter of this year, totaling more than ever before.

But where is all this money going? Some of its R&D projected are obvious, but others the company tries to keep secret.

Apple adds a virtual reality expert to its growing team

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An Apple VR headset like this one might be in development.
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The rumors of an Apple virtual reality headset just got a boost. The company hired the developer of a VR painting application. An app that can’t run on any device Apple currently offers.

It’s not easy to see why Apple would need the talents of the creator of Cyber Paint if it’s not prepping some kind of VR hardware.

macOS Mojave adds support for HTC Vive Pro VR headset

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macOS Mojave makes VR easier than ever on Mac.
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Who says Macs can’t do virtual reality? When macOS Mojave rolls out this fall, it will include plug-and-play support for HTC’s latest Vive Pro VR headset.

Apple has been working closely with HTC and Valve to make this possible. Vive Pro support isn’t yet available with the first macOS Mojave beta, but it is expected to be made available to developers and testers in a future beta release.

Apple VR headset might sport two 8K displays

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Will Apple be the company that finally makes VR cool?
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Apple’s next big thing could be a virtual reality headset.

According to a new report, the iPhone-maker is planning to launch its own headset in 2020 that can handle both AR and VR technology. And in true Apple fashion, it’ll pack some innovations that could finally bring VR into the mainstream.

HP is now selling Apple devices

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HP offers iPhone, iPad, and Mac under its DaaS program.
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HP is now selling Apple devices through its Device as a Service (DaaS) program.

iPhone, iPad, and Mac devices join the existing catalog of Android and Windows options available to enterprise customers.

Apple invests in maker of AR headset displays

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Apple wants to make smart glasses that don't look dorky.
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Apple is gearing up to make a big play in the world of augmented reality glasses with its newest investment.

The iPhone-maker has reportedly made a big investment into AR display component maker EMagin Corp, giving Apple a key partner in its quest to build an AR headset that looks good.

Apple patents way to fix VR headsets’ worst problem

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VR headsets are still bulky AF.
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Bulky virtual reality headsets may soon look like retro relics if Apple’s designers have their way.

Details of a new patent from Apple reveal the company is investigating different ways to reduce the size of bulky augmented reality and virtual reality headsets. The patents specifically mentions a tech that its rivals aren’t using, which could give it big advantage if it enters the market.

This tiny gadget brings 360-degree video shooting to iPhone

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Fishball is all you need to shoot VR video on iPhone.
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Now that you can edit 360-degree video in Final Cut Pro, you might get the urge to shoot your very own immersive videos. The iPhone can’t do that all by itself (yet), but it can if you add this tiny gadget.

It’s called Fishball, and it’s the world’s first 360-degree lens for iPhone. All you have to do is clip it on and you’re good to go.