New Samsung Gear 360 Broadens Support to Include Apple Devices

Fans of South Korean technology giant Samsung have been inundated with new tech to salivate over today, with the official unveiling of the flagship Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus smartphones. Also featuring at the Unpacked event earlier was the new Gear 360 model for 2017, with a new design and improved features. One of these is support for smartphones, with Apple devices now included.

To enable more consumers to have access to the new Gear 360, Samsung has ensured that it runs on a massive range of smartphones, mostly its own, but Apple users can now join in the 360 fun.


Samsung states on the camera’s dedicated page that: “Compatible devices include Galaxy S8, S8+ S7, S7 edge, Note5, S6 edge+, S6, S6 edge, A5/A7(2017) running Android 5.0 or later, and iPhone 7, 7+, 6S, 6S+, SE running iOS 10.0 or later.” Also noted – but not detailed – is: “There are functional limitations when using with iOS devices. Availability of features may differ depending on the mobile device, OS version, and region.”

The new camera now features a 4K resolution for shooting videos and stills are captured at 15MP. In terms of storage the device accepts up to a maximum 256 GB SD memory card with a top battery life of 130-minutes when recording at 2560×1280@30fps.

As yet no prices or release date have been confirmed but Samsung has said an April/May time frame is expected and it will be cheaper than last years model, which retailed for $350 USD/£350 GBP, reports cnet.

As further details are announced VRFocus will bring you the latest.