Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve been reporting a number of reports regarding Apple’s upcoming AR/VR headset. Now, the company’s open source has revealed that this new product will be paired with custom software dubbed realityOS.
The mention of “realityOS” was seen in the App Store download logs and Apple Open source code earlier today (February 9, 2022) and is likely created for his rumored AR/VR-based headset. For those who don’t know, the Cupertino giant is rumored to be working on a mixed reality-based wearable product that will reportedly launch sometime in late 2022 or 2023. According to our previous reports, the iPhone maker is working on at least two augmented reality gadgets.
One of them is said to be an AR-based Apple Glass, while the other will be a mixed reality headset that supports both augmented reality and virtual reality. In other words, realOS could be the platform used for both of these products. Speaking of the headset, it will reportedly feature two Apple Silicon-based chips that deliver Mac-like performance and help seamlessly switch between AR and VR modes. “rOS” will likely be the platform users interact with, similar to tvOS and watchOS.
Recently, Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, also hinted that the App Store could soon be filled with AR-based apps. Thus, we can even expect these products to be connected to the Metaverse.