iPhone 7 Rumors: Virtual Reality Apps, 2015 Release Date

November 26, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

The iPhone 7 rumors keep coming out, with the next iPhone slated for a release date in fall 2015.

The latest rumor concerns virtual reality, with a new job listing from Apple linked to the next iPhone.

The company posted the job listing over the weekend, seeking application engineers experienced with 3D graphics, virtual reality, and augmented reality. 

These developers would build user interfaces and “high performance apps that integrate with Virtual Reality systems for prototyping and user testing,” according to the job description.

“The job listing doesn’t provide many other details in terms of what exactly Apple is working on, but it sure sounds a lot like the company is interested in developing virtual reality and or augmented reality experiences of some kind,” noted the 9 to 5 Mac blog.

“As for what ‘virtual reality systems’ Apple is referring to, it’s unclear if the company has plans to integrate software with third-party hardware— like the growing number of iPhone accessories for VR experiences— or perhaps its own virtual reality hardware of sorts.”

The job listing doesn’t specifically list the iPhone 7, but sparked speculation that the next iPhone will feature virtual reality in some form.

It could be connected to a patent from Apple showing a headset that’s similar to the Oculus Rift, one of the most recognized virtual reality headsets. It’s possible the next iPhone would come with technology that could link to such a headset.

A previous rumor indicated that the iPhone 7 might include a “glasses-free” 3D display, also described as a “naked eye 3D screen.”

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