Apple Patents Head-Mounted Display

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There have long been rumors that Apple is working on its own virtual reality goggles, and now we have proof: A lengthy, image-soaked head-mounted display patent was awarded to the Cupertino company earlier this month.

Apple’s head-mounted display (HMD) looks a fair bit like how the Oculus Rift headset is supposed to look like when the company updates its boxy design to a sexier, ski-goggle-like look. Unlike Oculus’ headset, though, Apple’s HMD is built to connect to standard consumer electronic devices like your iPod


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Inside Apple’s Head Mounted Display design

Image: Apple, Patent Illustration

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