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Apple not part of the new metaverse standards body

By Cookie Monster - on 23 Jun 2022, 12:00am

Apple not part of the new metaverse standards body

Leading standards organisations and tech companiese have come together to form the Metaverse Standards Forum and boost industry-wide cooperation on interoperability standards for an open metaverse. However, Apple is not part of the list of founding members even though membership is free and open to any organisation.

The founding members include 0xSenses, Academy Software Foundation, Adobe, Alibaba, Autodesk, Avataar,, CalConnect, Cesium, Daly Realism, Disguise, the Enosema Foundation, Epic Games, the Express Language Foundation, Huawei, IKEA, John Peddie Research, Khronos, Lamina1, Maxon, Meta, Microsoft, Nvidia, OpenAR Cloud, the Open Geospatial Consortium, Otoy, Perey Research and Consulting, Qualcomm Technologies, Ribose, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Spatial Web Foundation, Unity, VerseMaker, Wayfair, the Web3D Consortium, the World Wide Web Consortium, and the XR Association (XRA).

Activities of the Metaverse Standards Forum will depend on the needs and interests of the members and may include diverse technology domains such as 3D assets and rendering, human interface and interaction paradigms such as AR and VR, user created content, avatars, identityh management, privacy and financial transactions.

Apple is expected to launch its mixed reality headset in January 2023, and CEO Time Cook publicly expressed his enthusiasm for AR. Cook said the company is "high on AR for the long run" and "there are great things for customers and a great commercial opportunity". Other companies such as Roblox, Niantic, The SandBox and Decentraland are also not on the member list.

Source: Metaverse Standards Forum via Reuters

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