The virtual reality market is expected to boom by the year 2018 as the number of unique users using such products is expected to rise to nearly 200 million from the current 60 million. Wanting a slice of the pie for itself, Apple could be looking at coming out with a virtual reality headset of its own, one that will work with its iPhones.
Apple posted new job listings this week, looking to hire Senior Display Systems Engineer for ‘display systems design and development related to VR environments’. It is also seeking a Senior Display Software Engineer to help with graphics software engineering for VR environments Apple is looking at individuals that have had experience with motion capture systems.
This isn’t the first time that Apple has posted job listings for engineers with virtual reality and augmented reality experiences, the Cupertino based company had also posted job listings last year to hire people to possibly help with its Virtual Reality product. Apple already has a patent for a virtual reality headset that will work as a ‘goggle system for providing a personal media viewing experience’.