Augmented, Virtual & Extended Reality

Apple invents Finger Devices with Haptics to assist users feel 3D objects & provide realistic touch when working with virtual keyboards+

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Apple wins a patent covering a Smart Ring that uses NFC and is able to act as a Vision Pro Controller with In-Air Gestures

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Apple Granted a Patent for Next-Gen Realistic Avatar Generation using Machine Learning-based Blood Flow Tracking

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Apple wins a Patent for possible Future online AR Guided Consumer presentations with Apple Specialists

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Apple wins a patent for a possible future CGR-based App aimed at selling custom-fit Clothing and more

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Apple is working on an XR game playing system using FaceTime that will allow multiple users to participate on using various devices

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Virtual Paper, viewed in Apple Vision Pro, will one day be able to deliver mixed-reality content & animation to ads, books, magazines & more

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Apple Invents Devices, Methods and OS GUIs for Interacting with 3-D Environments in XR Headsets, iDevices & Macs

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Apple Reveals Next-Gen Eye and Hand-Tracking to assist users work in 3D Environments on Macs, XR Headset, an iPad & more

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Apple invents advanced Machine Learning-Enabled Object Detection Algorithms to allow users to customize Memoji to a higher degree

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A new Smart Ring patent from Apple describes it as a controller for an MR Headset that will also allow users to feel object textures and more

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Apple invents a Proactive & Reactive assisted Transcription app for FaceTime Calls on Apple Hardware including an MR Headset

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Apple Patent describes Smartglasses and an MR Headset using advanced Eye Tracking for use in VR Gaming, Flight Simulator Training+

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An Apple patent describes Group FaceTime adding a twist of virtuality to make conversations appear more natural in the future

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Apple Patent advances Animoji to include a user's Hands and Full Body to better interact with Future XR Headset Environments

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Apple Invents an AR App Store assistance system allowing shoppers to measure their wrist before buying an Apple Watch and/or Band

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Apple has Won a Patent relating to Virtual Paper that will be used in Augmented and Virtual Reality Environments

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Apple Won 2 Mixed Reality Headset Patents yesterday with one that could make Product Images Leap off a Printed Page and be Interactable

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Apple Invents a Smart Ring Device with Input Mechanisms in the form of a mini–Touch Pad and/or Scroll Ball

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Apple has invented a way for users to enter a Metaverse Scene with a little Visual, Audio and Haptic Razzmatazz

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A new Apple Invention covers Hand & Eye Tracking plus technology that could be used in a Motion Capture Studio & Animated Movie Set

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An Apple patent covers an AR Headset that could advance Apple TV and TV+ Services, introduce Holographic Projection & more

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An Apple patent reveals an AR Interface feature for Headsets & Glasses that will allow users to control external devices with in-air gestures

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Apple patent reveals the future ability to perform major display expansion operations on a Mac, MacBook or TV when wearing an HMD

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Apple has won a major patent relating to real-time Acoustical Ray Tracing that takes Spatial Audio to new dimensions for VR Environments

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An Apple Patent Surfacing today covers ways of erasing avatars that are behaving unacceptably in your Metaverse Abode

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Apple is granted a patent relating to a Spatial 3D Audio Engine that will take VR Gaming to the Next Level

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An Apple Patent Reveals what SharePlay AR could bring to a Future Mixed Reality Headset via a Plurality of Diorama-Views

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Apple won 88 Patents on Tuesday with one for an AR Ride-Hailing System that assists both drivers & passengers better ID each other

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Three Apple Patents published today cover 3D Object Scanning and Running Multiple Apps in a Future Headset

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A Patent Application Published Today Appears to cover Apple's 'Object Capture' that was Introduced at WWDC21

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Apple wins a Patent relating to Spatial Audio in context with Augmented Reality and a Future HMD

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Three ARKit patents come to light regarding systems for generating highly detailed floorplans based on Room Scanning

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Apple files for a Patent that describes the use of a 'Point Cloud' for real time applications such as AR/VR, Sports Broadcasting, Vehicles & more

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Apple advances their Directional Haptic Output System with Spatial Audio for Future AirPods, Glasses and AR Headset

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Apple Introduces a new kind of Smart Ring System to be used Primarily in Context with AR, VR and MR Applications

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