A short while in the past, preview variations of Apple Music, Apple TV, and Apple Gadgets apps for Home windows had been found within the Microsoft Retailer, and it seems a kind of apps is hiding references to Apple’s upcoming mixed-reality headset working system.

The Apple Gadgets app is meant to permit customers to handle numerous Apple gadgets on Home windows machines, performance that was historically dealt with in iTunes however which has migrated to Finder on macOS. Home windows customers proceed to make use of iTunes to handle Apple gadgets if wanted, however with Apple engaged on standalone apps like ‌Apple Music‌ for Home windows, it seems iTunes for Home windows is nearing the tip of its life and a substitute for system administration capabilities is required.

Upon investigating the brand new Apple Gadgets Preview app for Home windows, Twitter person @aaronp613 found references to each “Actuality OS” and “xrOS,” two names which have appeared in repeated rumors as being in reference to Apple’s upcoming mixed-reality headset.

Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman had reported for fairly a while that Apple was planning to name its headset platform “realityOS” or “rOS,” however final month he revealed that Apple has up to date its plans and can name the platform “xrOS”. The identify refers to “prolonged actuality” to embody each digital actuality and augmented actuality experiences.

Over the weekend, Gurman reported that whereas Apple had been aiming to introduce the headset this month, the corporate is now planning for an introduction round its conventional spring media occasion time. A extra full introduction for builders will then come at WWDC in June forward of the particular product launch later within the 12 months.

With that introduction timeframe quickly approaching, it is no shock that Apple is getting ready its different apps and platforms to combine with the headset and ‌xrOS‌, however the references within the new Apple Gadgets Preview app for Home windows are probably an unintentional slip-up by Apple.

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