The metaverse is already a term that is making the rounds in Manzana. Although the company has not said anything official, mark gurmanfrom Bloomberg, revealed several details of how the development of this project is progressing, which the company prefers to call ‘Reality’.
According to the media, those of Cupertino They are looking for personnel for different areas, but all focused on the development of virtual and augmented reality, both as software and hardware, so they do not rule out a surprise about an advance on this plan.
The base of this project would be the operating system realityOSwhose creation would already be finished to take off from there the different constructions of ideas for which job offers are being published.
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Apple and the metaverse
gurman ensures that the company is expanding the work team called Technology Development Groupwhich is in charge of developing the virtual ecosystem, which they refuse to call the metaverse and instead call it ‘Reality’, something that makes sense considering that Tim Cook He assured that the first term nobody understood.
To augment the team, Apple is looking for “a software engineer working on the framework App Intents”, which will be in charge of designing and implementing solutions that are used by Siri, Search and more, since the operating system would have versions of applications such as FaceTime, Maps and Messages.
In addition, they need a software producer with experience in visual effects and workflows who can create digital content for AR and VR environments, because they are developing a video service for their mixed reality headsets.
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On the specific device, it would be one equivalent to the one that has Goal with the Quest Prowhich is focused more on developers so that other companies can create their applications for the metaverse of Manzana.
Additionally, the proposal would have an M2 chip, with more than 10 cameras inside and out, so it would aim for a high-end with prices of 2 thousand or 3 thousand dollars and that could be called “Reality Pro” or “Reality One”.
Other job offers are focused on the development of digital universes in 3D and mixed reality, for which they have recently added personnel. What for the analyst is proof of how the company is forming its own virtual world, beyond a specific device.
“You’ll work closely with Apple’s UI framework, human interface designers, and system capabilities teams, prompting you to think outside the box and solve incredibly challenging and interesting problems in the app space. 3D”, they mention in the job offer.
Along with this, the company has already added staff to manage projects such as software engineering managers, it is about Mike Rockwell, Vice President of AR/VR at Apple, and Dan Ricciowho answers directly to cooking about progress.
The date to see the company’s plan would be until 2023, when the augmented reality glasses would arrive by having the operating system ready, in what would be a movement so that Manzana I entered “a new era of computing”.