Apple working on how to record multiple AR & VR streams for later playback

February 6, 2020

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Apple has been working on how to create both Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality for many years, but a new patent shows it's also looking at recording. A fully recorded AR/VR experience could be documented and replayed later, accord to Apple. It's already possible to record live streams of, for instance, gameplay, but Apple's aim is to capture both the computer-generated elements of an experience, and the real-world ones. Augmented Reality, in particular, combines real-world environments with digitally-added elements. Apple refers to the combination of this, virtual reality and any real-world interaction such as audio, as being "computer generated reality content" (CGR) or "mixed reality" (MR).

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