Apple has registered the xrOS trademark in New Zealand. Earlier this year, the company registered a similar trademark, so it’s safe to say that this is the name of the operating system for its upcoming headset, which should be presented at the WWDC conference.
Apple will use the San Francisco font for marketing purposes to promote xrOS – just as it does for macOS, iOS, watchOS and tvOS. xrOS stands for “extended reality,” hinting at the virtual and augmented reality features the device will offer.
xrOS is expected to have an interface similar to iOS, so it will be immediately familiar to Apple users. The home screen will feature application icons and customizable widgets.
The headset will receive special versions of branded Apple applications, such as Maps and Messages, adapted for AR/VR. The company will also offer software development tools for third-party developers.
The new product will be announced on June 5.