WWDC is slated to begin on June 6, and as the event inches closer, a new trademark filing has given us a clue about what could be announced. A trademark for “realityOS” has just been discovered, meaning the tech giant could announce its mixed-reality headset at WWDC.
‘realityOS’ trademark filings indicate Apple’s AR/VR headset coming soon
Apple’s long-rumored AR/VR headset has been in the works for quite some time now and while a ton of reports have told us what to expect about its hardware, details about its software remain elusive.
Two separate trademark filings for ‘realityOS’ were recently discovered by Parker Ortolani on Twitter. The filings cover “wearable computer hardware” specifically and other areas of computing.
It is important to note that the filings are not marked as Apple trademarks but there are several clues that suggest they are related to the tech giant. For starters, the filings dates are close to WWDC.
The June 8th deadline is two days after the WWDC keynote. Apple typically files trademarks for products announced at WWDC a day or two after the keynote. This would be one helluva coincidence.
Furthermore, the trademarks for “realityOS” were originally filed on December 8, 2021, just two months before “realityOS” began showing up in Apple source code. The filings were updated in mid-January as well.
The most interesting part is the company the filings were made under, Realityo Systems LLC. The company was incorporated in the state of Delaware on December 3, 2021, via the Corporation Trust Company. Furthermore, it uses the same address as the one Apple has previously used to hide macOS California release names.
The headset will offer hand gesture detection, eye tracking, iris 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.
This year, Apple will debut iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS 13, tvOS 16, and watchOS 9 at WWDC. The virtual event will kick off at 10 a.m. PT (10: 30 p.m. IST). on Monday, June 6.