Reports about new products

Media reported Apple showed a mixed reality headset capable of both augmented and virtual reality to its board of directors. They also reported that engineers are working hard on an operating system for the device. It may indicate that an announcement is drawing closer.

Apple would not want to go all in on software development until the hardware is close to completion. It is the process to understand what features and software to build. To that point, the report says Apple has “ramped up development” of “Reality OS,” or rOS. It is the operating system that would run on the headset.

There is also another reason a software push could mean that the device is nearing its final stages. It is easier for hints and traces of software to leak out before an announcement. We have previously seen rOS mentioned in early iOS 13 beta builds, and it is also shown up in logs.

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