Apple’s headset operating system reappears as “realityOS”

Recently, foreign media found new references to “realityOS” in App Store upload logs and Apple’s open source code. It is rumored that “realityOS” is an AR/VR operating system that will be used in Apple’s rumored mixed reality headset.

Previous sources have said that Apple is working on at least two AR projects, including an augmented reality headset to be released in late 2022 or 2023, followed by a sleeker augmented reality glasses.

According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the headset will provide Mac-level computing power and provide an innovative experience that seamlessly switches between AR and VR modes.

AR/VR headsets are expected to run a new operating system, formerly known as “rOS,” which stands for Reality Operating System.Just as tvOS is used for Apple TV, macOS is used for Mac, and watchOS is used for Apple Watch, “rOS” is expected to power Apple AR devices.The AR/VR operating system was first discovered by Bloomberg in 2017 and is internally code-named Oak.

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