This month’s Apple press conference may have not held any big news on the VR/AR front, but two of the company’s recent hires suggest that something is definitely on the way.
Business Insider is reporting that the ever-popular tech giant made two key hires in recent weeks and months. One was from VR specialist and Rift maker, Oculus, the other previously worked at illusive and intriguing mixed reality company, Magic Leap. The former is Yury Petrov, who reportedly came on board at Apple all the way back in June. According to his LinkedIn page, he’d held the very same role at Oculus since 2013. During his time at the VR group he worked in a variety of areas including R&D of “novel optical systems” for headsets.
This month, Apple also hired former Magic Leap staffer Zeyu Li where, according to his LinkedIn page, he simply made “cool stuff”. Li joined the mixed reality company back in July of last year, and had worked at cinematic VR company Jaunt before that. At Apple, he takes on the impressive-sounding role of Senior Computer Vision Algorithm Engineer.