Apple’s former hardware manager, Dan Riccio, now monitors the company’s still secretive work with augmented and virtual reality products, according to Bloomberg. Riccio retired from Apple last month, having been senior vice president of hardware engineering since 2012. At the time, Riccio said he would stay in the company with a focus on “creating something new,” but he did not say what it would be. .
Mike Rockwell, who runs Apple’s AR / VR group, is still responsible for the day-to-day development of these upcoming products, according to Bloomberg. But Riccio reportedly has “ultimate oversight”
There have been reports for many years indicating that Apple is working with AR and VR hardware. This has been strengthened by Apple’s continued investment in AR on iPhones and iPads, plus some kind comments from CEO Tim Cook.
Recent reports suggest that Apple plans to debut an expensive virtual reality headset as a springboard on the road to a more impressive augmented reality device. The information reported last week that the VR device could sell for $ 3,000 and launch in 2022.