Apple’s AR Headset Operating System “realityOS” Referenced in New Source Code
Apple is rumored to be working on an augmented reality headset that will launch in 2022 or 2023. We have covered several reports in the past detailing how the headset will work and what use cases will it suffice. Moreover, the company will build an all-new platform for it to stand on. Now, new references of the "realityOS" have been discovered which will serve as the operating system for Apple's AR/VR headset. Scroll down to read more details on the subject and what can we expect from it.
Apple's AR Headset Will Run a New Operating System As "realityOS" Reference Discovered in New Source Code
The "realityOS" references were found in the App Store uploads logs and Apple open-source code today. Apple has at least two projects - the AR headset as well as the AR glasses. The AR headset could potentially launch later this year or the next year but the glasses could be unveiled at a later date. Ming-Chi Kuo suggests that the headset could be powered by two M1-styled chips. This means that the headset would house enormous processing power, similar to the Macs. Moreover, it could also feature seamless switching between AR and VR modes thanks to the computing power. It also gives us a rough idea of how "realityOS" will work.
— Steve Troughton-Smith (@stroughtonsmith) February 9, 2022
Apple's AR/VR headset will be bolstered by a new operating system referred to as "rOS". The "r" stands for reality, which is pretty similar to how Apple's other operating system names work. The operating system is internally known as "Oak." The company also wants to build an App Store for its headset which will focus on gaming, media consumption, and conferencing.
— matthewdavis.eth (@IAmMatthewDavis) February 9, 2022
At this point, we are not familiar with any final release dates but the headset would take its time to clear development issues. It was previously rumored that the headset will launch sometime this year but ongoing reports point to a 2023 launch. Since the final word rests with Apple, we would advise you to take the news with a pinch of salt.
This is all there is to it, folks. What are your thoughts on the subject? What kind of utility aspects do you think Apple will cater to with "realityOS" on the AR Headset? Share your valuable insights with us in the comments.