Report: Apple's AR headset rumored to use "reality Operating System", codenamed T2888


The latest rumors about Apple's AR powered headset have the company ready to offer such a product in 2020. However, comments from Quanta, the company that assembles the Apple Watch and MacBooks, suggest that such a device could be ready for market by 2019. At an earnings conference for its latest three-month results, Quanta vice chairman C.C. Leung said that his company sees the device launching no later than 2019.

This is the product that former analyst Gene Munster says will be bigger than the iPhone. Quanta's Leung described it as a headset equipped with transparent lens that allows the user to "see through and interact with the environment."


Apple's AR headset will reportedly use a touch panel, head gestures and voice commands made to Siri. The device is said to have a code name of "T288," and will use a new platform called the reality Operating System (rOS). The headset will try to make a commercial success out of an AR powered wearable, something that Google failed to do with Google Glass. The cost of the product was one of the major turnoffs people had about it. Currently, Google sells Glass to the enterprise as a business tool.

source: NikkeiAsianJournal (paywall) via AppleInsider

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8 Comments

1. Sania

Posts: 97; Member since: Nov 04, 2017

And T800 was from cyberdyne...

3. sgodsell

Posts: 7569; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

What kills me is Apple is using HTC Vives to test their AR OS and software. These AR glasses are using left and right eye. So it's closer to VR in that sense compared to AR on a smartphone. AR on a smartphone is using only one display, where as AR on glasses either splits a display in two for left and right eyes, or there is two screens. So AR apps on the iPhone will need to be reworked in order to run on Apple's AR headset.

5. Phullofphil

Posts: 1829; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Time will tell. That pure speculation

8. sgodsell

Posts: 7569; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

It's not speculation, especially when there was other articles, that said Apple was working on an AR headset. Plus they said Apple was using HTC Vives for testing. So Einstein why use HTC Vives for testing if it's only AR? Think about it for a second, if it's an AR headset that sits on your head, then you will have different views generated for both your left and right eyes. Will you look at that, just like VR headsets. That's not speculation. That is a fact.

2. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Ohh so they use a realtime OS? OMFG I love how they "invent" new things....

4. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

When they hear that some real tech company, is working on something, and the apple's propaganda puts a "rumor", that Apple is working on it

7. Phullofphil

Posts: 1829; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Apple hates leaks getting out and would never put out propaganda on research and developing projects. All that would do is give competitors the chance to start their own project to copy them. The hardest thing to do now days is keep a secret.

6. Phullofphil

Posts: 1829; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

This is exciting because as I wished google glass had been successful. I wish these to work as well. I like Ken the idea of having a pair of glasses that you can wear around and interact with the environment like that is exciting. So I am assuming that Apple has an idea on how to do it right and make money.

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