RealityOS – the name Apple is using for the operating system running on its virtual and augmented reality headset – has appeared in a trademark filing spotted by Parker Ortolani.
The trademark documentation references “wearable computer hardware” and is said to relate to the “design and development of computer hardware, software, peripherals, and computer and video games”. This description fits the circulating speculation that Apple’s headset will be a combination of virtual and augmented reality experiences.
It’s common practice for large companies to apply for trademarks under one-off company names like Realityo Systems LLC, the name under which the trademark was filed, for the purpose of maintaining anonymity. Realityo Systems LLC, in this case, is a shell company in the state of Delaware used by the Cupertino-based tech company to hide its involvement.
Apple has reportedly taken the same approach in the past, using a shell company called “Yosemite Research LLC” to register macOS update names like Yosemite, Big Sur, and Monterey. More proof of the fact is that both Realityo Systems LLC and Yosemite Research LLC are registered under the same address.
This happened just days before Apple is due to kick off its annual developer conference next week on June 6th, which implies that the headset might be announced during Apple’s keynote.
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