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Oculus VR Founder Says Rift Won't Support Mac Until Apple Releases a ''Good Computer' [Video]

Oculus VR Founder Says Rift Won't Support Mac Until Apple Releases a ''Good Computer' [Video]

Posted March 4, 2016 at 7:34am by iClarified · 15422 views
Oculus VR Founder Palmer Luckey says the Oculus Rift won't support Mac until Apple releases a 'good computer' in an interview with ShackNews.

Luckey notes that even the top of the line $6,000 Mac Pro doesn't meet the recommended spec for the virtual reality headset.

Oculus VR Founder Says Rift Won't Support Mac Until Apple Releases a ''Good Computer' [Video]

Will there ever be Mac support for the Rift?
That is up to Apple and if they ever release a good computer we will do it. It just boils down to the fact that Apple doesn't prioritize high-end GPUs. You can a buy a $6,000 Mac Pro with the top of the line AMD FirePro D700s and it still doesn't match our recommended spec. If they prioritize higher-end GPUs like they used to for a while back in the day I think we'd love to support Mac.

Right now there's just not a single machine out there that supports it. So, even if we can support it on the software side there's just no audience of people that can run the vast majority of software out there.

Notably, Apple is said to be working on a VR headset of its own. The company has reportedly assembled a team of hundreds of experts in virtual and augmented reality to build prototypes that would rival Facebook's Oculus Rift and Microsoft's Hololens. Hopefully, the next generation Macs will be able to support available virtual reality products even if Apple isn't ready to enter the field.

Take a look at the video interview below...

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Eyera - March 6, 2016 at 7:04am
There is a difference between price and value. When VR can equal the value of the iPhone I will spend the same amount for both. As for Apple, when will they realize they should split into a computer company and a device company. The value would be more than it is right now for shareholders and the apple users would be better served.
Bill - March 5, 2016 at 12:28am
Oh Apple computers are Good computers. Who gives a duck if you can't use Facebook rift? This vr thing is at its infancy
BobbySorloss - March 4, 2016 at 9:34pm
The Apple company decided to go with a combination of power and looks. I'm sorry that they drifted over to looks and style and forgot power, specially in the graphical output power of their GPU's. Nobody can beat Apple in looks, but you get more in RAW power out of a PC than a MAC. Price wise and graphical dynamic processing power. Period
BobbySorloss - March 4, 2016 at 9:29pm
For those sitting in front of their Mac computers, don't be blind to the fact that what is said is true.
Jamie - March 4, 2016 at 7:10pm
I think this guy is stuck in his own VR
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