In January we posted a report titled "Apple's 'Secret' VR Team isn't that Secret Anymore." In that report we presented readers with a little history of Apple's patents regarding a future head mounted display system and noted that Apple had just hired a top U.S. VR researcher from Virginia Tech. Apple has been granted several patents regarding a future headset starting with one in 2012 and another in in 2015. This very patent has been tweaked once again according to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office under application 20160085076. In late 2014 Apple tweaked another headset patent that was focused on a VR Theater experience. Today's patent application covers a headset "that is worn on a user's head and configured to integrate with a cellular telephone." Sound familiar? Well it should because even though Apple was first to invent this concept it was Samsung that ran to market to steal the idea with their Gear VR. For more details about Apple's invention, see our original report for a full overview.
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