The device will use a special operating system, and is expected to be available in the market in the coming 2020s. Apple is targeting to complete the technology preparation process by 2019, although to date there is no concrete evidence yet.
The standalone AR device will not only be equipped with new chips, but IOS-based operating systems. The operating system will come with the name rOS or "reality operating system", if Apple does not change its mind to change its name.
Meanwhile, Apple engineers said it is currently developing a prototype of a series of applications that can be used by AR technology. Apple reportedly used HTC Vive devices to test on the development of the prototype.
In addition, Apple is also developing a similar device Gear VR that uses the iPhone, although the development is still intended for internal testing. Until now, there is no information on how to control or interact with the AR projection.