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Apple job listings suggest company is looking for people to build its own metaverse

According to the report, Apple has been making some changes to its Technology Development Group

Apple job listings suggest company is looking for people to build its own metaverse
According to AppleInsider, Cupertino giant Apple’s foldable iPhone will be launched in 2025 and will be called “iPhone Fold”. (Photo Credits- Reuters)

Apple’s next major product is a mixed-reality headset and the company is reportedly looking for engineers who could help build a 3D world for it. While very little is known about this upcoming device, a recent job listing spotted by Apple, first spotted by Bloomberg, helps us have an idea of some of the capabilities of the device.

According to the report, Apple has been making some changes to its Technology Development Group (TDG)- its team that works on “revolutionary Apple products” including AR/VR platform. The recent job listings from TDG indicate that Apple is aggressively working on its mixed-reality headset and looking to hire professionals who can build 3D content for the device.

Before we come to job listings, here’s what the upcoming headset is expected to come with. It is said that the headset could be priced between $2,000- $3,000 making it a high-end offering from Apple. The headset will come with a Mac-level M2 chip, 10 cameras both outside and inside the device and more.  Reportedly, the device will run on a new operating system dubbed as reality OS which will include Apple apps like Messages, FaceTime and Maps.

According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple has already filed a trademark filing for the upcoming headset. It will either be called “Reality Pro” or “Reality One”.

The recent job listings reveal that Apple is looking for a software producer with experience in visual effects and game asset pipeline who can create digital content for Apple’s upcoming AR and VR projects.

The company is also looking for engineers who are comfortable working on development tools. Another job listing asks for the development of a 3D mixed reality world. This points towards the fact that Apple might be making content similar to the metaverse.  

Gurman also informs that Apple has brought back a former senior member of its self-driving car unit- Dave Scott who is known for his contribution to the medical and robotics industries.

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First published on: 15-11-2022 at 14:30 IST