While third-party developers work on transforming iPads into imitation Oculus headsets, Apple is searching for a virtual reality app engineer. As spotted by Mashable, the company recently put up a job listing that foreshadows some interesting possibilities.
On top of meeting the usual list of criteria, would-be applicants are required to be experienced in virtual reality and augmented reality development. The lucky hire will reportedly be creating "high performance apps that integrate with virtual reality systems for prototyping and user testing." Apple has been quietly applying for patents related to head-mounted displays since 2006, and was most recently granted one for a multi-purpose goggle system. The job posting suggests that Apple may finally become an active participant in the burgeoning VR industry, but it's possible they might just be looking to corner a new app market.