Apple’s Secret Virtual Reality Project: Everything We Know So Far

Apple is rumored to have a secret research unit with hundreds of employees working on augmented and virtual reality, exploring ways the emerging technologies could be used in future products. One product said to be under development is a virtual reality headset, and Apple has reportedly created several prototypes.

Read more about Apple’s AR/VR work in our full Virtual Reality Roundup.
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U.S. government says you won’t get locked up for jailbreaking

Great news for people who are looking forward to jailbreaking that Apple TV that’s on its way to you this week: The Library of Congress has amended the law to render after-market firmware modification completely legal in the United States. Small questions like legality haven’t stopped people from opening up their gadgets before, but they’ll […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


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The UK just made iTunes and illegal

The UK’s High Court has turned all of its computer users into outlaws overnight, in a new ruling that makes it unlawful to create a copy of copyrighted content, without the direct permission of the copyright holder. The new law means UK citizens can no longer create backups of their computer (because pretty much every […]

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Official Retail Box for Apple Watch Edition Revealed [iOS Blog]

Apple started accepting Apple Watch pre-orders at 12:01 AM Pacific today, and official retail packaging for the 18-karat gold Edition model is now beginning to appear on social media. Instagram user Iris Decreus shared the picture below of an Apple Watch Edition next to its suede box, which has a premium look compared to the regular packaging for the Apple Watch Sport and stainless steel Apple Watch.

Twitter user Fabien W. also shared multiple photos that provide a closer look at the Apple Watch Edition packaging earlier today. The outside of the box has an embossed Apple logo, while the inside appears to have a soft lining to keep the Edition free of scratches. The bottom of the box is embossed with the Apple Watch Edition logo, and official product documentation is included inside the box.

Apple Watch pre-orders and try-on appointments began today ahead of the wrist-worn device’s release on April 24 in the United States, Australia, Canada, China, Germany, France, Hong Kong, Japan and China. Apple Watch shipping times quickly slipped to 4-6 weeks or later after pre-orders became available, and the Apple Watch Edition and certain other models are not available to ship until at least June based on current estimates.




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