Your iPhone Now Has Virtual Reality, Compliments of Google
Cardboard is the first major VR platform to arrive on the iPhone. But will it be the one that matters most?
Yesterday at the Google I/O conference, Google brought the app store for Cardboard—the sub $5 cardboard adapter that turns a smartphone into a virtual reality headset—to the iPhone. In the process, Google beat Apple to the punch in offering a VR platform on the iPhone.
My instinct here tells me that this has taken too long to happen. There’s juts not enough decent apps out there for this platform for it to gain any real stronghold over the VR market before all of the purpose built VR gears starts arriving in the retail space next year. Yes, this is a very cheap option, but it’s also a very limited one.