In development for several years now, the device could be released in the fourth quarter or in 2023.
A clear reference to what seriously resembles the name of a new Apple operating system has just been discovered within the source code of the App Store. Black on white, it says ” realityos “, which obviously echoes the Apple brand’s latest advances in augmented reality and virtual reality.
For the moment, if not perhaps ARKit on the iPhone, the various technologies on which Cupertino is working are however still secret. But several patents filed by the firm in the United States clearly show that it is considering a product similar to the Oculus Rift or the HTC Vive, as can be seen for example in these diagrams .
A metaverse in the making?
Unfortunately, it was impossible for the developer behind this information to find out much more about the potential content of this software. Just assuming that a simulator may already be available to some, but again this is probably an advantage that only Apple’s internal technical teams can test.
About the possible functionalities, the speculations are going well. It must be said that with the announcement of its future 360-degree virtual environment, Meta (ex-Facebook) has put serious pressure on the competition. For Gene Munster (Loup Ventures), Apple’s response should therefore not be long in coming . We can then easily imagine seeing FaceTime available in three dimensions and more.
It’s not a first
A mention to ” rOS ” had already been spotted by Bloomberg magazine , as early as 2017. Since then, Mark Gurman, one of the site’s specialist journalists, has regularly reported news about the possible helmet. of Apple’s mixed reality . There would only be a few more months to wait before seeing the article land in the store… Patience!