Apple Working On New realityOS For A Potential 2022 AR/VR Headset Announcement

Rumors of Apple working on some sort of mixed reality headset have been circulating for years and it’s thought that Apple has been working on something of that ilk for even longer.

Now, more references to the software that will likely power such a device have been found.

Following reports of a new rOS operating system being tested by Apple as far back as 2017 in a Bloomberg report, new references to realityOS have been found.

Those references appear in App Store upload logs which would suggest that some third-party developers have been testing apps that could likely be used on such a device.

What’s more, references to a realityOS simulator have also been found which suggests that developers will be able to emulate mixed reality headset hardware on their Macs. That would potentially allow developers to create apps for the headset without having a physical unit to hand.

Apple’s mixed reality headset is expected to make use of augmented and virtual reality concepts. Rumors have the headset being ready for an announcement this year, potentially during WWDC in June. The headset is expected to be a costly purchase, at least in its first iteration, and it isn’t exactly clear what it will be capable of at launch.

While 2022 has been suggested as a potential launch window, recent Bloomberg reports also suggested that Apple could push things back to 2023, too.

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