Apple has announced the addition of support for external graphics cards through the Thunderbolt 3 ports as part of the updated Metal 2 graphics technology in the MacOS High Sierra update system, which paves the way for the development of virtual reality on lightweight laptops, also adds the possibility that a day can be users Mac devices play virtual reality glasses, Valve also announced that they have made the SteamVR platform available for the beta version of Mac devices.
To help developers start, Apple began selling its own external graphics cards to developers, and the idea is to give Mac owners the extra work needed to activate VR experiences, applications and 3D games, all of which seems to work only on the beta version of MacOS High Sierra, which Is now available. However, a preview page for the new operating system said that support for external graphics cards may not reach consumers until spring 2018.
However, the Apple-branded card on the company’s website is an external graphics card structure called Sonnet, which supports the Thunderbolt 3 port and a 350-watt power supply. The new device has an 8GB AMD Radeon RX 580 graphics card, For virtual reality experiences, developers will also be able to get them for only $ 100 to use for virtual reality purposes, the developer must be a member of the Apple Developer program so that they are eligible to buy that group.