Last week Apple was granted a patent for what appears to be a wireless VR headset.

The product – titled ‘Head-Mounted Display Apparatus For Retaining A Portable Device With Display’ – may resemble the Samsung Gear VR; from the images submitted with the patent request, we can see that it clearly also includes built-in headphones and a remote control and is smaller in size, almost like a pair of sunglasses, than the Gear VR.

While this is obviously just a patent and we have no idea when this headset might come to market, it’s an interesting development from the tech giant, which up to now has far shied away from VR.
Apple VR headset

Apple VR headset patent