Reasons to be excited about Apple's VR/AR headset

The hype grows, with insiders raving about the upcoming device.

“The Apple headset is so good,” Palmer Luckey tweeted over the weekend.

Who is Palmer Luckey?

None other than the billionaire co-founder of Oculus, the pioneering VR headset company acquired by Facebook back in 2014. If anyone knows about virtual reality, it’s Luckey.

It appears Luckey got a sneak peek at Apple’s long-awaited headset — widely rumored to be unveiled at WWDC next month — and has deemed it worthy.

But if you’re still skeptical, we have some more good reasons to get excited about Apple’s entry into VR/AR.

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I have a great respect for incremental improvement, and I've done that sort of thing in my life, but I've always been attracted to the more revolutionary changes. I don't know why. Because they're harder. They're much more stressful emotionally. And you usually go through a period where everybody tells you that you've completely failed.

— Steve Jobs, 1994.

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