Apple TV app has silently introduced 3D movie support, signaling its readiness for the imminent launch of the Vision Pro headset slated for next year. This update support was discovered by FlatpanelsHD (Tech news site) in the beta version of tvOS 17.2, the update brings prominent titles like Jurassic World Dominion, Pacific Rim Uprising, Trolls, and Minions into the 3D realm.
Each movie flaunts a distinctive 3D-compatible icon on its detail page, suggesting a potential adaptation to a new file format specifically crafted for the Vision Pro. Speculation swirls around Apple’s conversion of existing movies to align with the format supported by the upcoming headset, designed to accommodate 2D, 3D, and ‘Immersive’ movies through a dedicated home cinema mode.
While specifics such as resolution and frame rate linger in ambiguity, Apple underscores a captivating and comfortable experience for Vision Pro users. Leveraging stereoscopic 3D to emulate natural depth perception, the headset aims to mitigate viewing discomfort arising from the absence of parallax.
The introduction of 3D movie support holds promises for revitalizing interest in 3D content, a domain largely forsaken by the industry due to tepid consumer demand and exorbitant production costs. Companies like Magnetic3D eagerly anticipate exploring this prospect, expressing interest in developing 3D content tailored for devices such as Apple TV 4K and Vision Pro.
A resurgence of 3D TVs looms on the horizon, propelled by the rumored Godzilla series, Monarch: Legacy of Monsters. Anticipated to spearhead the content wave for a potential 3D revival, the series is expected to showcase cutting-edge advancements in 3D technology, possibly available on the Apple TV app and Disney+, both necessitating updates for Vision Pro compatibility.
While Apple has yet to officially announce the Vision Pro headset, industry expectations point to an early 2024 debut. The company has already teased a 3D showcase with Avatar: The Way of Water at the Vision Pro announcement event and purportedly gears up to unveil TV+ series in a groundbreaking ‘Immersive Video’ 3D format.
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