Apple has published new job listings that show an interest in developing virtual reality hardware - though the company has already made moves with the acquisition of PrimeSense back in 2013. As spotted by 9to5Mac, the first of the two new job openings for senior display software engineers would see applicants:
- Specify and test novel display systems for virtual environments.
- Work with vendors to develop custom display solutions.
- Design and select appropriate hardware and software components to optimize fidelity in a variety of VR environments
- Develop software to support displaying rendered image sequences on the display hardware.
- Work closely with software, electrical and mechanical engineers during testing and integration.
More specifically, the company is after someone with monitor and projection technologies experience to support VR environments. The second job listing, also published this week, too seeks a senior display software engineer to support and work on VR systems. Experience with motion capture systems is required, which would fit in with the company's recent patent.
Seeking two senior display systems engineers, the company isn't wanting to be left behind when it comes to VR advancements, especially given Microsoft's HoloLens announcement during its Windows 10 keynote. We'll have to see wait and see what Apple's plans are for virtual reality experiences.