Oculus Rift founder Palmer Luckey has come out swinging against Apple – and landed a punch below the belt – explaining the reason Oculus Rift doesn’t support Apple Mac computers yet is because Apple doesn’t make good enough computers.
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As it stands, Oculus Rift only works on PCs but not any Apple products. When questioned about Mac support by ShackNews, Luckey said “that is up to Apple… if they ever release a good computer we will do it.” Luckey has a point, even if you fork over $6,000 for a Mac Pro, it still won’t have a graphics card good enough to satisfy Rift’s recommended spec. Skip to 4:04 for the sick burn.
“If they prioritize higher-end GPUs like they used to for a while back in the day, we’d love to support Mac, but right now, there’s just not a single machine out there that supports it.” While Apple boss man Tim Cook has expressed more than a passing interest in VR, it seems unlikely that a VR-ready Mac will be appearing anytime soon.
However, with multiple consumer edition VR kits coming out this year and both Facebook and Google backing the technology, I wouldn’t be surprised to see a high-end GPU option for a VR-ready Mac to appear in the not-too-distant future. So, my friends, enjoy these sweet few months we have left before all your favorite cafes get clogged up with hipster Macbook Pro owners wearing VR headsets.
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