VR-Ready Windows 10 PCs are already a big thing, what about Apple Macs?
Make no mistake, Apple is fully aware of VR. The Cupertino tech giant may have seem a little out of touch with this latest trend, especially considering how far Windows 10 PCs have gone to fulfill the hefty requirements of early VR headsets, but Apple has proven time and time again that the long game pays off, and poise should never be mistaken with indifference.
Apple is very much interested in VR, but as mentioned earlier, Apple likes to play the waiting game, until it’s time to roll out the big guns, much like it happened with the Apple iMac Pro and Apple Pencil.
Speaking of the iMac Pro, Apple is most definitely ready to market itself as a VR-ready device manufacturer, however it hasn’t done so yet. The reason why is two-folds:
First, VR games and apps developers have largely snubbed the Mac platform, when it comes to high-end experiences that require tethered headsets like HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, in light of the fact that Apple Macs with specs sufficient for gaming have always been far too expensive to buy or upgrade.
The second reasons is the fact that Mac users have yet to get acquainted with the world of VR, and gaming in general, which is typically something that most Mac users would rather experience on a gaming console.
Windows PC users come “pre-loaded” with a much different frame of mind, which often leads to tinkering, a staple of PC’s, especially when it comes to users with PC-building experience.
Whether it is software or hardware, Windows users have always been prone to customizing their experience to a fault, something that Mac users would simply not be interested in doing, considering the hefty price tag of Macs, with which most users inherently bundle an experience free of unnecessary modifications.
iMac Pros are as close as it gets to a VR-ready machine, with VEGA, a graphics processor that comes as close as it can get to an entry-level Pascal-based Nvidia processor, not to mention the massive RAM upgrade options going beyond the wildest dreams of any Windows users. However, Apple still refuses to call the iMac Pro a VR-ready computer, at least not officially.
That title, however, might come as early as next year, when the world of VR will have expanded enough to include a far bigger array of affordable options for those looking to experience it.
At the moment, the biggest players are HTC and Oculus, but soon consumers are bound to discover headsets that are already on the market, with respectable performance, some of them even designed to work untethered, or partially reliant on PC hardware.
While it might be a stretch to say that Mac users will be able to play Fallout VR on their MacBook Pro, the Apple iMac Pro is most definitely a sign that Apple is finally remarketing high-end customers, including gamers.
The only one thing, at this point, which might hold Apple back, is the will, or lack of thereof, from developers to port games and high-end VR experiences to the Mac OS operating system.
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