Facebook has hired Apple veteran Michael Hillman to head the virtual reality (VR) hardware division at its subsidiary Oculus.
At Oculus, Hillman will work closely alongside chief operating officer Hans Hartman to galvanise the hardware effort.
During his 15 year stint at Apple, Hillman handled many of the tech giant’s iconic products after starting as lead iMac designer. He served in many managerial roles before assuming the role of chief architect of all Apple desktop computers, Bloomberg reported.
In the latter part of his career at Apple, he worked on a confidential hardware role.
Oculus has already developed a prototype, code named Santa Cruz. But, the company did not disclose whether it will mass produce the device in the near term.
Oculus released the Rift headset one year ago, dealing with several delays caused by manufacturing issues.
These delays have led to quite a bit of anger among its early customers. It also released the Touch motion controllers for the Rift in December and recently, slashed the prices of both the controllers and headset by $100.
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