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AR/VR Weekly | May 20, 2020

Apple's acquisition of NextVR sure looks interesting. NextVR streamed VR content to headsets, focusin
AR/VR Weekly
Apple’s acquisition of NextVR sure looks interesting. NextVR streamed VR content to headsets, focusing on sports such as the NBA and the NHL. And what’s one thing that Apple’s lineup lacks? Sports. And what else is it missing? Programming that takes advantage mixed reality.
Now, this doesn’t mean that Apple has any immediate plans for NextVR. This could be about acquiring the company’s know-how or tech. After all, we know Apple is working on some sort of AR device. Or it could be about providing content for that headset. 
I’m not sure what’s going to happen here. But I do know it’ll be worth watching as Apple’s flirtation with AR and VR takes another step. 
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–Jason Wilson, GamesBeat managing editor

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