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Google’s Cardboard virtual reality viewer arrives on the iPhone

Google’s Cardboard virtual reality viewer arrives on the iPhone

May 28, 2015

Virtual reality has arrived for iPhone users, thanks to Google.

At today’s I/O conference, the company unveiled the free Cardboard app for the iPhone. It can be downloaded now on the App Store for free.

With the app, users can explore different environments, view 3-D objects from a museum collection, take a hike through iconic cities around the world, and enjoy a fun take on the classic Kaleidoscope.


The companion Google Cardboard app.

The app is compatible with the iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5, and iPhone 5c.

Google also announced the next-generation viewer. Made from, you guessed it – cardboard – the new design can support screens up to 6 inches. Along with a new button that can work with any phone, Google promises that it can be assembled and disassembled in just three steps.

There are few options to snag your own headset. First, you can purchase a viewer from a number of companies starting for around $20. Or Google even offers instructions on how to build your own. All of that information can be found on the Cardboard site.

For other app news today, see: Mosaic, a new notebook app, makes it easier than ever to capture and organize your ideas, My favorite Apple Watch apps this week include Shazam, Deliveries and Yelp, and Square Enix launches an English version of Chaos Rings III on the App Store.

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