Apple Gives New Identity To Its Upcoming VR & AR Operating System
Apple renamed its Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) operating systems as ‘xrOS’. The company is planning to enhance reality features of its headsets.
According to a report released on Thursday, Apple’s mixed-reality headgear is still on schedule to be unveiled at some point in 2019. Its next operating system also has a new moniker.
The operating system is now known as “xrOS” instead of the previously leaked “realityOS.”
Extended reality (XR), also known as mixed reality or mixed reality, is a term that is frequently used to refer to both virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), as well as experiences that combine elements of both.
Apple’s forthcoming headgear is expected to be an XR model rather than a purely VR or AR one, according to stories and leaks to yet, though there are also speculations of an AR-focused gadget that would arrive later.
Although it has been postponed numerous times before and may do so one more, the headset is scheduled to ship sometime in 2019.
According to people with knowledge of the situation, Apple has started internally referring to the software as xrOS, according to Bloomberg.
Additionally, Deep Dive LLC, a fictitious company, has applied for the brand’s trademark in some areas.
The trademark is related to “head-mounted displays” and “virtual reality and augmented reality experiences,” according to the filings.
Apple has previously registered trademarks using dummy corporations similar to this one.
The only thing that is known for certain about xrOS is that it will come with XR versions of many popular Apple applications like FaceTime, News, Notes, Maps, and Messages.
Apple is also developing a mixed-reality world that may be somewhat (but certainly not entirely) similar to Meta’s Horizon Worlds and the widely publicized metaverse idea that is preferred by many startups and venture capitalists.
Regarding the hardware, it is thought to have a number of sensors both inside and out in addition to a screen with a very high resolution compared to most competing products.
A chip similar to the M2 found in current Macs will power it. Some reports claim that it resembles ski goggles, indicating that it might be a smaller and more manageable headset than the Meta Quest or many other popular VR models right now.