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Apple VR is Going Full speed with Flyby Media and 3 other Company Acquisitions.

Apple VR is Going Full speed with Flyby Media and 3 other Company Acquisitions.

Right off the back, Apple VR? Is Apple ready to push into the VR game by buy­ing Fly­by Media? Just so you know back in the Steve Jobs days, Apple had attempt­ed Vir­tu­al Real­i­ty head­sets and the like but pushed it aside because it was still not up to par. The tide has changed with increased com­pe­ti­tion in the space from the likes of Sam­sung with Gear VR, Facebook’s Ocu­lus Rift, Mag­ic Leap (jobs at Mag­ic Leap), as well as sig­nif­i­cant efforts from Google and Microsoft. If you don’t know Fly­by, they’re a com­pa­ny that was key in the devel­op­ment of two things we’ve spo­ken briefly about in the recent past, the first being machine vision, and the oth­er is Google’s Project Tan­go. The com­pa­ny has devel­oped tech that allows mobile phones to “see” the world around them. So Fly­by is tak­ing the IP, branch­ing its capa­bil­i­ties and spread­ing it across the con­sumer spec­trum. I’m not going to get into what Flyby’s app is capa­ble of doing because it’s a gim­mick, but I assure you the tech behind the app, which is a very “inter­net of things” is the sole rea­son for Apple’s inter­est. The hard thing is for machines…

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