Apple hiring engineers to work on a ‘new application paradigm’ for AR and VR experiences

According to a new job listing, Apple is recruiting software engineers to create an “entirely new application paradigm” for augmented and virtual reality. The company is looking to hire engineers to help it create “next-generation interactive computing platforms,” using Apple AR and VR.

Apple looking to build new application paradigm

Apple is working on a ‘new application paradigm’

Apple’s jobs site has included a new AR/VR role. In addition, the company has taken an uncharacteristic step of calling out for recruits via Twitter. The job posting was initially shared by Hayden Lee, an AR/VR software engineering manager at Apple.  The job description states that Apple is looking for a candidate to help build an “entirely new application paradigm.”

“You will be researching and developing an entirely new application paradigm,” says the full job posting, “- a challenge that will demand rapid experimentation and prototyping without sacrificing code quality or attention to detail.” The listing continues, “This role will push you to think outside-the-box, and solve incredibly ambitious and interesting problems in the AR/VR space.”

Apple is expected to release its long-rumored AR/VR headset in 2022. The mixed reality headset has been marked for a Q2 2022 launch by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo before, and so far we have heard various reports such as it will use a high-resolution micro OLED display with 3,000 PPI, it will have to be paired with an iPhone or iPad to work and it will come with a hefty price tag since it will be aimed at developers for media consumption, communication, and gaming. The second generation of Apple’s AR headset is rumored to launch in 2024.

By 2025, Apple plans to release augmented reality glasses. TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has said that Apple’s AR glasses might have independent processing chip and storage, and will feature a custom “optical see-through AR experience”, which will put the digital world in your real-world view. Apple Glasses will be in a smaller form factor and are likely to be targeted to the masses.

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