Apple files ‘Reality’ related trademarks for long-rumored AR/VR headset

According to a new report, trademark filings for “Reality Processor,” “Reality Pro,” and “Reality One,” suggest that Apple is securing names for its long-rumored mixed-reality headset.

Apple mixed headset

Reality One could be the name of Apple’s first-generation AR/VR headset

Applications for the above-mentioned names have been filed in the United States, European Union, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Costa Rica, and Uruguay, Bloomberg reports. Note that the Cupertino tech giant itself did not make the filings, but they were filed under shell companies it has used in the past to protect its culture of secrecy over products that have yet to be announced.

Back in May, two separate trademarks for “realityOS” was discovered. The filings cover “wearable computer hardware” specifically and other areas of computing. They were originally filed on December 8, 2021, just two months before “realityOS” began showing up in Apple source code.

It could be possible that Apple’s first-generation AR/VR headset is going to be called “Reality One,” and it will be powered by the new “realityOS,” software. As for the trademarked names, “Reality Pro,” could be used for the second-generation headset it is rumored to be working on already. Finally, “Reality Processor,” could be the name of the chip the device itself will run on. As previously reported, Apple’s mixed-reality headset is expected to feature two M1-like chips. Now that the M2 chips have been released, they could be used to power the headset.

Apple mixed reality headset

As per previous reports, we predict that the headset will feature three displays that use LG’s OLEDoS technology with 3,000 PPI and Fresnel’s hybrid ultra-short focal length lenses. The headset will offer hand gesture detectioneye trackingiris recognition, voice control, skin detection, facial expression detection, and spatial detection for input.

Apple is creating the product for short periods of use. In terms of price, it is expected to cost several thousand dollars since the first-generation headset will be higher-end, aimed at professionals and developers to expand Apple’s ecosystem in AR/VR. The second, more affordable device will launch by 2024 or 2025.

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