New evidence suggests Apple may be exploiting this WWDC 2022 scheduled for June 6th to unveil his plans for virtual and augmented reality. Two separate trademark filings for the name have surfaced on Twitter “reality OS”. Both submitted on December 8, 2021, these are listed with a submission deadline of June 8, 2022, just two days before the next WWDC opens.
A detail that makes us sit up and take notice, especially since another patent application was discovered on the USPTO (US Patent and Trademark Office) website, the deadline for which is June 9, 2022.
We remember that “reality OS” would be Apple’s chosen name for the operating system of its future AR/VR products. And it’s not the first time we’ve heard about it: this name was seen in the code deposited on GitHub last February, for example, but also in the transfer logs from the App Store.
It can be no coincidence that the trademark “realityOS”, owned by a seemingly non-existent company and dedicated specifically to “portable computer hardware”, is filed worldwide on June 8, 2022 https://t.co/myoRbOvgJa + https: //t.co/AH97r95EMn pic.twitter.com/uvsiZCj2rR
— Parker Ortolani (@ParkerOrtolani) May 29, 2022
In all probability, these trademark applications originate from Apple. However, the mark is absent from documents found online. We simply find that they were deposited by “Reality Systems GmbH” – but as Parket Ortonani (the creator of the discovery) points out, the address of this company is the same as that previously used by Apple to keep the name of some macOS versions secret before they were announced.
WWDC 2022 is traditionally a conference for software announcements, but sometimes it’s interrupted by new product launches. It’s hard to say at this point whether Apple will be showcasing realityOS at its event, or whether or not the brand will be talking about its first mixed reality headset.
As a reminder, Apple ships with an AR/VR headset. The device, expected to be at the top of the lineup sometime this year or 2023, would have already been revealed internally to Cupertino’s CDA…enough to spell an imminent launch.
This helmet would still fly high two 4K micro OLED screens, 15 camera modules, but also on eye-tracking capabilities, motion detection and spatial sound functionality (spatial audio). Finally, there would be a powerful processor on board that would probably match an M1 chip (or better) in terms of performance.