New ‘realityOS’ referenced in source code linked to Apple’s rumored new AR/VR headset
References for a new “realityOS” have been discovered in source code linked to Apple’s rumored new AR/VR headset, seemingly confirming the name of the operating system on which Apple’s new wearable will run.
The references were found in the App Store upload logs and open source dyld repo today, confirming the upcoming headset will feature an App Store where developers will be able to build and distribute AR/VR apps to users.
Respected industry analysts reported last year that the headset would comprise of 15 camera modules are expected to be placed around the wearable to enable pass-through VR, which would allow the user to “see through” the device and see the real world through the visor, displayed on a screen, enabling advanced AR and “innovative biometrics.”
Last year we saw The Information publish a sketch of the upcoming headset, claiming to have seen secret internal imagery from an unnamed source “with direct knowledge” of the development, reporting the device will offer a “sleek, curved visor attached to the face by a mesh material and swappable headbands.”
Concept creator Ian Zelbo later released visuals showing what the new headset will probably look like with an Apple Watch-style adjustable headband and AirPods Max reminiscent mesh cushion for comfort around the wearer’s eyes.
Image: Ian Zelbo