Apple hasn’t officially confirmed any interest in virtual reality, but behind the scenes the company is definitely up to something. Cupertino has been scooping up VR experts for a while, and two new job listings could reveal even more about Cupertino’s plans.
Spotted by 9to5Mac, the new listings suggest Apple is working on a virtual reality device of its own to rival Oculus. The company is looking for a Senior Display Systems Engineer with experience designing “display (monitor and projection) technologies.” That sounds like a VR headset to us.
A second job listing for a Senior Display Software Engineer suggests Apple is still looking for someone to lead development on a new operating system for its virtual reality project. The position involves working with software, as well as electrical and mechanical engineers to bring the entire thing together. They would also need to develop software that could work with “multiple synced displays” without any noticeable lag.
Based on these new job listings, we actually get a pretty decent sense of what Apple is working on. The company seems to be developing a headset that incorporates projectors and screens, and you may even be able to interact with other people in virtual reality using multiple devices.
Of course, it’s possible Apple’s plans could change. We’re not expecting the company to announce a virtual reality product any time soon, though it seems pretty clear that something is in the works for now.