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Apple registers "xrOS" wordmark in New Zealand

By Cookie Monster - on 17 May 2023, 5:05am

Apple registers "xrOS" wordmark in New Zealand

Image source: @ParkerOrtolani

Apple recently registered a wordmark for the operating system powering its mixed reality headset. 

Spotted by @ParkerOrtolani, Apple registered the wordmark for "xrOS" via a shell company in New Zealand last week. In addition, the application with the New Zealand Intellectual Property Office reveals the San Francisco typeface for "xrOS", which is the same one for macOS, iOS, watchOS and tvOS.

Bloomberg reported in December 2022 that the name of the operating system changed from "realityOS" to "xrOS". The term refers to extended reality, which is a combination of augmented reality and virtual reality.

The mixed reality headset is expected to focus on gaming, media and communication as its core features. However, some Apple employees are sceptical about the mixed reality headset and question "if the new device is a solution in search of a problem".

The mixed reality headset is likely to be unveiled at WWDC 2023 in June, but retail availability could be slated for later this year. It is said to be priced around US$3,000.

Source: @ParkerOrtolani via MacRumours

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