Trademark filings in the United States suggest Apple may be claiming potential names for its long-awaited mixed reality headset, as part of its first category of new products in years.
The company has a law firm that it has previously hired to reserve trademarks.
It has been seven years since the company last pursued a new category of hardware with the Apple Watch.
They suggest that the Californian firm is laying the groundwork for its expansion into headphones. Earlier this year, Apple-related trademark filings also surfaced for the name realityOS.
Although the launch is expected in 2023, the device has had issues with camera sensors, software, and overheating during development.
Yes Manzana is really behind the trademarks, Reality One and Reality Pro could be theoretical options for the new product. The company could also be registering multiple names in case it wants to launch a range of devices in the future.
It is expected that the first headset of Manzanacodenamed N 301, will be one of the most powerful and expensive models on the market when it launches, and the company is already working on tracking devices.
The headset is expected to include VR-based versions of apps like Maps and FaceTime, as well as collaboration features for multiple users wearing the headset.
It is also programmed to focus on consuming multimedia content such as sports and movies on virtual reality and games. The latest trademarks also imply that the device may have health-related functions.