Rumored Apple’s RealityOS for headphones appears in trademark application

RealityOS, the name Apple is reportedly using for the rumored operating system running on its virtual and augmented reality headsets, appeared in a trademark filing spotted by Parker Ortolani. Bloomberg News was the first to report on the “reality OS” branding in 2017, and references to the name have appeared in Apple software.

Apple has not officially filed the trademark application, but it is common practice for large companies to apply for trademarks under unique business names, such as Realityo Systems LLC, in this case, in the state of Delaware for the sole purpose of anonymity. .

The trademark application is the latest evidence that Apple is about to announce its long-rumored headphones. It follows news earlier this month that the company’s board of directors reportedly tested the wearable, which is common practice before a public launch. in January, Bloomberg News reported that the headset was originally planned to launch in late 2022 after an announcement at the company’s developer conference, but that could be delayed due to development challenges. The launch of the headphones could now happen in 2023, according to Bloomberg.

The trademark documentation refers to “laptop computer hardware” and is said to relate to the “design and development of computer and video hardware, software, peripherals, and games.” The design and functionality of Apple’s headset has been the source of much speculation over the years, but most reports suggest that it will be able to deliver a mix of virtual reality and augmented reality experiences, immersing you in virtual content and overlaying virtual layers. elements about real-world settings.

It is important to note that the RealityOS trademark has not been applied for by Apple, but has been registered by a company called “Realityo Systems LLC”. But Ortolani reports that Realityo does not appear to have a public presence, suggesting it is a shell company used by the Cupertino-based tech company to hide its involvement. Apple has reportedly taken the same approach in the past, 9to5Mac reports, using a shell company called “Yosemite Research LLC” to trademark macOS update names like Yosemite, Big Sur, and Monterey.

The kicker? Both Realityo Systems LLC and Yosemite Research LLC are registered to the same address, which heavily implies that Apple is behind them. The RealityOS filings for a trademark and service mark do not list any examples of the name being used in public (meaning the product they are associated with has not yet been released), and they are also the only two applications associated with RealityOS. Systems. LLC.

The apps were discovered just days before Apple kicks off its annual developer conference next week on June 6, and are listed with deadlines of June 8, leading to speculation that we could see the headphones announced during the Apple’s opening speech. But by Bloomberg Notes by Mark Gurman that the June 8 date is likely a coincidence and coincides with a key legal deadline that comes six months after a trademark was originally filed. “Maybe we’ll see [at WWDC],” Gurman tweeted“but the trademark application is not evidence of that.”

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