(2019-02-05) The Inventor Of The Hololens Just Left Apple

The Inventor of the Hololens Just Left Apple. AR/VR pioneer and Hololens co-inventor Avi Bar-Zeev left Apple last month, Variety has learned. Bar-Zeev had been working on Apple’s augmented reality headset, which the company has been developing in secret for a possible 2020 launch.

He added that he planned to consult in the AR space while “noodling” on the next big thing.

Back in the ’90s, he was part of a team at Disney that worked on some early VR experiences for the company’s theme parks, including “Aladdin’s Magic Carpet” VR ride.

He then went on to co-found Keyhole.

After a brief stint at Linden Lab, Bar-Zeev worked for four years at Microsoft.

Bar-Zeev joined Apple in June of 2016.

Apple has been working on a headset that combines AR and VR in the same device, Cnet reported last year. The headset could ship as early as 2020, according to that report.

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