"realityOS" trademarks may hint at WWDC announcements
Apple's headset might be just over a week away
Last year I discovered that Apple had renewed two of their macOS name trademarks: Monterey and Mammoth. I nailed the macOS Monterey name months ahead of WWDC in February. Apple has since continued to keep the Mammoth trademark alive and it is increasingly clear that macOS 13, expected to be unveiled on June 6th, will carry that name. These discoveries made me quite curious about the way that Apple stealthily trademarks some names way ahead of time. There’s been lots of speculation that we’ll get a first look at Apple’s headset at WWDC on June 6th so I started doing some digging and I might have hit the mother load.
Now make sure to check your expectations, this could indeed all be a coincidence. But there is a lot of evidence that points to this indeed being Apple’s doing. Keep in mind throughout all of this that we already know Apple is using the name “realityOS” internally.
There are two trademarks for “realityOS” that are currently active and owned by a company called Realityo Systems LLC. I can’t find any details about this LLC, much like the other shell corporations that Apple has formed in the past to trademark other operating system names. These two “realityOS” trademarks are also the only ones owned by the LLC.
Both were filed on December 8, 2021 in a wide variety of categories all related to the “design and development of computer hardware, software, peripherals, and computer and video games.” The marks also specifically mention “wearable computer hardware.”
In January of this year, the name “realityOS” first began to appear in Apple’s own source code. This places the trademarks only a few weeks before they started appearing publicly to developers, albeit by accident.
The marks have a deadline for international filing on June 8, 2022 which is just two days after the WWDC keynote. Apple has historically transferred trademarks for announced products from their shell corporations a few days following the keynote. The USPTO also notes that the mark owner has not shown proof of use anywhere, so the trademark is intended for an unreleased product. In addition to this, the same week that the marks were filed, an opposition was instituted against another company’s use of “REALITY OS” which means they intend to use it.
You can read my original thread on Twitter below: