Compared to its peers, Apple is known for sticking with conservative naming schemes and choosing new words for a product only when it’s truly one of a kind. In the case of Apple’s highly-anticipated headset, the terms Reality One and Reality Pro sound like something Apple would be inclined to use — plus, it all fits in nicely with the realityOS ecosystem.
The patent filings also offer a clue. The Reality One trademark throws around terms like “apparatus for games,” “telecommunication functions,” “computer aided transmission of messages and images,” “message sending,” “wireless broadcasting,” and “providing on-line music,” all of which are tasks that fall very much in the ballpark of an AR/VR headset.
If there was any further doubt, the other Reality One filing starts with “Photographic and optical apparatus and instruments,” which is also strongly indicative of a wearable headset and its core component. The third one covers a product related to “entertainment services in the nature of production and distribution of mixed, virtual and augmented reality content.”
The Reality Processor trademark filing mentions “wearable computer hardware” and “remote controls for use with computers,” which again strongly hints at a wearable device. Apple is rumored to be working on multiple iterations of its debut XR headset that is codenamed N301, a successor internally going by the name N602, a cheaper mixed reality version slated for 2025, and a pair of augmented reality glasses, as well.