The Apple AR / VR headset will run the new operating system called “realityOS” and may have a dedicated App Store.

What initially were just rumors are now becoming more and more concrete. In fact, references to “ realityOS ” were found in the loading logs of the App Store and in the open source code of the Cupertino company. realityOS will be the name of the operating system entirely dedicated to virtual reality and that we should find on board the Apple viewers.

Given the references, we can assume that these new devices will have a dedicated App Storethrough which it will be possible to download applications and games in virtual reality, made by both Apple and developers from around the world.

According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple wants to create an App Store for the headset, with a focus on gaming, streaming video content and video conferencing. It has been described by Bloomberg as an “all-encompassing 3D digital environment” designed for gaming, media consumption and communication.

Steve Troughton-Smith highlighted references to a realityOS simulator , which will no doubt come in handy for developers to test AR / VR apps before the hardware is available.

Apple is working on at least two AR / VR projects that include an augmented reality headset that will be released in late 2022 or 2023, followed by a sleeker pair of augmented reality glasses arriving at a later date.

According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the headset will feature two Apple Silicon chips that will provide Mac-level computing power and offer an innovative experience in seamlessly switching between AR and VR modes.

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