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Apple wins patent for iPhone-powered virtual reality headset
Apple wins patent for iPhone-powered virtual reality headset

Apple hasn’t shown interest in virtual reality like its Silicon Valley peers Google and Facebook have … until now. The technology giant was granted a patent Tuesday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a “head-mounted display apparatus for retaining a portable electronic device with display,” or, put plainly, a wireless headset that uses an iPhone as a screen.  Diagrams of the device resemble Samsung’s Gear VR, a head-mounted display that uses the Galaxy Note 4 smartphone to power the headset. The Gear VR was designed in collaboration with Oculus VR, an Irvine company that Facebook acquired last year for almost $2 billion.  When...

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