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Apple mistakenly references new ‘realityOS’ as rumors swirl of AR/VR headset

Feb 9, 2022

Apple mistakenly references new ‘realityOS’ as rumors swirl of AR/VR headset

The leak: Apple has officially referenced a new platform in App Store upload logs, as first spotted by developer Rene Verhoeven on Twitter.


  • The new platform, known in code as realityOS, could be the software used on the upcoming AR/VR headset set to debut in the coming months
  • As noted by Steve Troughton-Smith, there’s additional evidence showing that realityOS will be its own operating system and will have a simulator for developers

Our take: This is the most conclusive evidence from Apple that the big push into augmented and virtual reality is happening (relatively) soon. No major details have leaked here, but realityOS is definitely real and in testing.