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New patent granted to Apple for VR headset

Apple has been granted a new patent at the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a virtual reality device mount that it has been filing IP on since 2007, interestingly before Google Cardboard and similar schemes envisaged using smartphones as cut-price VR screens.

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US Patent 9,482,869 Granted on Nov 1, 2016

The patent details a set-up now quite familiar to those experimenting with low-end, phone-based VR – a glasses-style headset into which a smartphone (or an iPod, according to the patent) is inserted.

The Full Patent Text is freely available here at USPTO.

Source: TheStack.