Apple acquires virtual reality tech start-up

Technology

After showing interest in virtual reality and augmented reality in recent years, American tech company Apple has acquired a Virtual Reality (VR) start-up company Spaces, which specialises in virtual reality tech.

Apple was also rumoured to be working on multiple virtual headsets.

According to media reports, the company spokesperson confirmed the acquisition in a statement saying Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time and they generally do not discuss their purpose or plans.

Spaces has recently announced that it was closing down it existing services in the past week, telling visitors of its website that it was heading in a new direction without revealing further details.

‚ÄúThank you to our users and partners who participated in our awesome VR video conferencing product and the many people who enjoyed our VR location-based entertainment attractions found at theme parks, theatres, and more,” concluded the statement.

Apple has been working on its own AR/VR headset for some time and has acquired a number of AR and VR start-ups to build out its staff for the project.

 

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