According to MacRumors, the new operating system’s name powering Apple’s virtual or augmented reality headset could be called realityOS. And it will be out in 2023.
After the pandemic, Apple launched several products targeting remote workers and digital nomads. From the new MacBook Pro to iPhone 13, new Apple devices include functions to facilitate video calls and distributed teams’ workflow. Now, it seems the company will release the rumored AR/VR headset.
Back in 2017, Mark Gurman mentioned Apple augmented reality headset on Bloomberg. At the time, the official name was rOS – or “Oak” for Apple internal members. Since then, people have been talking about this new futuristic device for years.
When Apple acquired VR company VRvana in the same year, Apple lovers were ready to try AR headsets. Yet, two years later (2019), The Information confirmed the mixed AR/VR headset’s official launch in 2022.
Apparently, Apple is planning to present the augmented reality headset at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). However, recently Bloomberg said that the AR/VR headset will be on the market from 2023. Indeed, the iOS company is facing numerous challenges with overheating, cameras, and running software.
Even if the release of the augmented reality headset is still uncertain, Apple is working hard to improve the processors and find developers to implement the development process. Meanwhile, the company targets remote workers and distributed teams with new products and devices.