The Apple VR headset is becoming more and more concrete. As early as May 2022, there were new details about the mixed reality HMD when Apple registered the brand name Reality OS. This is now matched by the new brand names that the Cupertino-based company has had protected: with Reality One and Reality Pro, we can apparently expect two VR AR glasses at once.
Apple VR headset: Reality One and Reality Pro on the way
Apple’s mixed reality headset could apparently go by the name Reality One, and Reality Pro, respectively. At least that’s according to a report by news outlet Bloomberg, which found that Apple has had the two brand names trademarked in various regions including the U.S., Europe, the U.K. and many more.
Of course, not by Apple itself, as usual, the trademarks were protected by subsidiaries and other parties. In addition to the two product names, Apple also had the term “Reality Processor” protected, which indicates the built-in chip of the AR-VR headsets.
Apple’s reality system is taking shape
Which, rumors suggest, will be based on a customized version of the recently unveiled Apple M2 chip and supported by 16 gigabytes of RAM. The Apple VR headset is thus expected to be one of the most powerful, but just probably also most expensive, devices in this segment.
With the Reality naming, a clear picture is now emerging after the sub-company Realityo Systems LLC secured the brand name for the Reality OS operating system in May.
Shortly before that, Apple filed two patents for its Mixed Reality headset, which, for example, is said to offer a one-sided (outside) mirrored, infrared-permeable display and enable inductive charging.
However, it will likely be a while before Apple’s Reality One and Reality Pro VR headsets are released. Currently, there is talk of a 2023 launch, possibly in the fall. But who knows? Maybe we can expect at least one or two teasers at the Apple launch event on September 7, where the new iPhone 14 generation will be presented.