GETTING STARTED WITH VR
Virtual Reality (VR) is a relatively new technology that surrounds viewers in 360 degrees of completely digitally generated environments. You can move your head around in three-dimensional space and experience a simulated world wherever you look: up, down, and side to side. Imagine being virtually transported to a rooftop as you perform parkour, or the Serengeti where you're surrounded by a herd of elephants! The potential for VR is tremendous, and it's still in its infancy!
The fact that iOS apps, when paired with a VR headset, allow you to utilize VR is impressive in and of itself. That being said, the technology has a way to go before it truly mimics the real world. Currently VR on iOS suffers from mediocre graphics, partly because of the ultra-high resolution needed to provide realistic visuals in this intimate medium. Sometimes-sketchy graphics aside, VR and AR are the wave of the future, and there are plenty of educational and entertaining ways to make the most of this new technology.
Whether you are new to VR or have been playing around in virtual realms for a while, we recommend trying free VR apps, including Veer VR, Within - VR, and VR Tube to explore a variety of original, mind-bending VR content.