Vrvana previously made the Totem VR headset, which was technically impressive but never made it to market. As you could see by our cover graphic, the company's Totem mixed reality headset was awarded the best in its category at CES 2017. This is something that Vrvana referred to as "extended reality".
Apple has reportedly spent about $30 million acquiring Canadian augmented reality firm Vrvana.
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The move adds flesh to the bones of rumours about Apple's plan to launch its own AR headset by 2020.
Generally, Apple is very secretive about completely new products but its interest in AR hardware is not surprising, so the deal is significant.
The acquisition has yet to be confirmed by either Apple or Vrvana, acording to TechCrunch the company stopped update it social media accounts in August.this suggest that Apple purchased the company some time in August. This acquisition is perhaps the clearest indicator yet of what the company is hoping to develop. Well, the company's headset used a camera-based approach to augmented reality, differing from the likes of Microsoft's Hololens, which utilizes a projection-based display. "Totem's ability to produce truly opaque blacks and seamlessly blend the real world with the virtual enables the creation of unique mixed reality experiences so credible that your customers will actually believe that they are in the action". Hand tracking is one of the technologies that Apple's PrimeSense team in Israel has brought to Apple. Those using abusive language or negative behavior will result in being blacklisted on Disqus.