Apple by accident referenced secret new realityOS in open supply code

Apple has up to date its supply code accessible for builders on GitHub. As famous by Aaron on Twitter, the corporate mentions “realityOS” and “Actuality Simulator” quite a bit alongside at the moment current platforms.

This comes at a time the corporate is predicted to unveil its first Blended Actuality headset, which rumors to date say it is going to be known as Actuality Professional. Though 9to5Mac already reported on a doable realityOS software program, Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman says Apple has settled on xrOS because the platform title for this combined actuality headset, which means these references on GitHub could not imply a lot.

Just a few months in the past, 9to5Mac‘s Filipe Espósito mentioned Apple has two totally different AR/VR platforms, one based mostly on iOS and the opposite based mostly on macOS. He wrote:

(…) Apple has been experimenting with each. however what we’ve heard is that ‘realityOS’ is what the corporate’s engineers have been calling the iOS-based platform, and ‘xrOS’ could be the macOS-based platform.

That mentioned, whereas Actuality Professional and xrOS are the names anticipated for the upcoming Actuality Professional headset, it doesn’t imply the Cupertino agency isn’t readying a realityOS for the long run.

Which can launch first? realityOS or xrOS?

Earlier studies point out that the primary era of Apple’s Blended Actuality headset will seemingly be much like the first-gen Apple Watch expertise, which suggests relying very a lot on the iPhone to work. With that in thoughts, it might imply that realityOS, the iOS-based platform, could be the primary to be accessible.

9to5Mac‘s Filipe Espósito says that “xrOS might even probably run on a brand new companion system made completely to drive Apple’s headset,” which means it might be one thing completely new.

Apple’s future Blended Actuality headset is about to characteristic two 4K microLED shows, superior sensors for the atmosphere, and gesture detection. It might price between $1,000-$3,000. The headset is predicted to be introduced someday in 2023, almost definitely throughout WWDC.