A few days ago the news was released that software developers have discovered references apparent to a new operating system in which Apple is working called "realityOS" in App Store download logs and GitHub repositories used by the company.
Before the news, several developers widely shared the reference points in various places on the network and where the matter is most talked about is on Twitter.
And it is that various developers have mentioned that Apple is working on at least two AR projects which include a set of augmented reality headsets to be released in late 2022 or 2023, followed by a fancier pair of augmented reality glasses to arrive at a later date.
According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the headset will feature two M1-style Apple silicon chips that will provide Mac-level computing power and deliver an innovative experience with seamless switching between AR and VR modes.
With all the information that has been released, the elements indicate that Apple is preparing an operating system specifically dedicated to augmented reality.
Browsing the portion of open source code used by the App Store and posted on GitHub, developers have found lines of code that evoke a new system called "realityOS," which will no doubt be tied to the 'AR/VR headset project'. Manzana'.
In addition to this, links between iOS and this new system are mentioned, but also a simulator used by developers to test their applications without having the hardware at hand.
However, the fact that Apple is working on a mixed reality platform is nothing new. According to job postings on the Apple Careers site, numerous reliable reports, and other sources, Apple's mixed reality platform has been in development for years, with a team of thousands of developers.
With which it is mentioned thatApple's mixed reality platform has already faced several delays. For example, Bloomberg reported in 2017 that Apple's first headset was targeting a 2019 release date. That report called Apple's custom operating system for mixed reality devices "rOS."
On the other hand, analysts like Ming-chi Kuo and reporters like Bloomberg's Mark Gurman say that high-end mixed reality headsets have been around for a while, In addition to that based on some reports they said that a helmet would come this year, but others have recently claimed that a helmet could arrive in 2023, with which the details are confusing and contradictory.
Another of the examples of hypotheses that have been made known and that have gained relevance are those of Kuo, where it is stated that the device can work on its own and will not require an iPhone or Mac nearby, in addition to, as already mentioned, that it will have its own processor equivalent to M1.
Also it is mentioned that the company is still experimenting with a variety of product concepts, with distinctive designs and features yet to be finalized, so the idea that Apple is working on at least two different devices is wrong and we can find out the new direction that the company intends by already working on these concepts.
Finally, it is worth mentioning that AR/VR headsets will be marketed primarily for gamers, but also for media consumption and communication.
That's why those who want to be the first to experience Apple's big foray into these futuristic technologies should start saving up, as various publications claim that the headphones could cost around $3,000 and Mark Gurman of Bloomberg says that Apple has been discussing price points above $2,000.
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