According to trademark registration, Apple is using the term RealityOS for the operating system running on its rumored virtual and augmented reality headgear.
Apple hasn’t officially filed the trademark application, but it’s normal procedure for huge corporations to seek trademarks in the state of Delaware under one-time company names — like Realityo Systems LLC in this case — for the sole purpose of retaining anonymity.
The trademark registration is the latest indication that Apple is about to unveil its long-rumored headset. It comes after the company’s board of directors reportedly checked out the wearable device earlier this month, which is a standard process before a public debut. The headset was originally scheduled for availability in late 2022 following an announcement at the company’s developer conference in January, but that could be delayed due to technical issues. The headset’s release date has been pushed out until 2023.
It’s worth noting that the RealityOS trademark was not applied for by Apple directly, but rather by a business called “Realityo Systems LLC.” However, reports indicate that Reality has no public presence, implying that it is a shell firm established by the Cupertino-based software company to conceal its connection. Apple is said to have used a shell business called “Yosemite Research LLC” in the past to register macOS update names like Yosemite, Big Sur, and Monterey.
The best part? Realityo Systems LLC and Yosemite Research LLC are both registered at the same address, implying that Apple is involved. The RealityOS trademark and service mark applications do not include any examples of the name being used in public (indicating that the product with which they are associated has yet to be published), and they are also the only two applications related to Realityo Systems LLC.