RealityOS, the operating system Apple is believed to be developing for its augmented and virtual reality headsets, has been spotted in a trademark filing at the US Patent and Trademark Office. The trademark, however, has not been filed by Apple but by another company called Realityo Systems LLC which is based out of Delaware, US.
The trademark filing mentions that the RealityOS is for wearable electronic devices, and smart glasses, among other things. The trademark was filed last December and the application will be assigned to an examiner approximately six months after the filing, which falls on June 8.
Though the trademark is not in Apple’s name, Bloomberg’s Apple expert Mark Gurman said in a Twitter post that the “iOS16 has many rOS references. As for the device name, my two bets are Apple Reality and Apple Vision.” Gurman said, “I think June 8 is likely a coincidence, but we are getting closer, especially given the recent board demo.”
Bloomberg had reported in 2017 that Apple’s OS for AR/VR headsets was named RealityOS.
According to another Bloomberg report, from May 19, Apple gave a demo of its upcoming MR headset to its board members. This has led to speculation that the company may unveil the MR or VR device at its upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2022.
Apple is said to be working on a mixed reality (MR) headset and is expected to launch it sometime in 2022. It is expected to be followed by an AR device in near future.
Last July, Apple was granted a patent by the US Patent and Trademark Office for an AR/VR headset that uses a Dynamic Focus 3D Display that projects images directly into the headset, according to Patently Apple.