Apple’s Anticipated Headset’s RealityOS Emerges in a Trademark Application

Bianca Patrick
2 min readJun 3, 2022


RealityOS, the purported name for Apple’s operating system running on its suspected virtual and augmented reality headset, has been found in a trademark file uncovered by Parker Ortolani. The “reality operating system” branding was initially reported by Bloomberg News in 2017, and allusions to the moniker have emerged in Apple’s software.


Apple hasn’t formally submitted the trademark application, but it’s normal procedure for huge corporations to seek trademarks in the state of Delaware using one-time business names — like Realityo Systems LLC in this instance — for the express purpose of retaining secrecy.

The trademark registration is the latest indication that Apple is about to unveil its long-rumoured headgear. It comes after the company’s board of directors allegedly checked out the wearable gadget earlier this month, which is a standard process before a public debut.

According to Bloomberg News, the headgear was initially scheduled for availability in late 2022 after an introduction at the company’s developer conference, but this might be delayed due to technical issues. According to Bloomberg, the headset’s delivery date has been pushed back to 2023.

The trademark application mentions “wearable computer hardware” and claims to be related to the “creation and development of computer hardware, software, peripherals, and computer and video games.” The design and functionality of Apple’s headset have been the subject of much speculation over the years, but according to the data shared it will be capable of providing a combination of virtual reality and augmented reality experiences, immersing you in virtual content while also layering virtual elements over real-world environments.

It’s worth noting that the RealityOS trademark was not filed for by Apple directly, but rather by a business named “Realityo Systems LLC.” However, Ortolani says that Realityo has no public presence, implying that it is a shell firm employed by the Cupertino-based software corporation to conceal its connection. According to 9to5Mac, Apple has previously used a shell firm named “Yosemite Research LLC” 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 location, implying that Apple is involved. The RealityOS trademark and service mark applications do not include any instances of the term being used in public (indicating that the product with which they are linked has yet to be published), and they are also the only two applications related to Realityo Systems LLC.

Summing Up

The applications were found only days before Apple’s annual developer conference next week, on June 6th, and have deadlines of June 8th, leading to anticipation that the headset might be introduced during Apple’s keynote.



Bianca Patrick

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