iOS developer Rens Verhoeven has spotted a reference to realityOS in the App Store upload logs that likely signals Apple's augmented reality/virtual reality headset is well along in development. Rumors have swirled for years that Apple is working on an Oculus-style mixed-reality device that will strap multiple displays and cameras to our face, but Apple has characteristically been mum about its existence.
Rumors say that the initial release could be a high-priced niche placeholder as Apple works to bring the tech to the masses over the next several years. It is said to focus on communication, gaming, and media consumption and feature gesture navigation with similar computing power as the M1 Mac. While the device was rumored to release later this year, more recent reports suggest that it might not be available for purchase until 2023.