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Apple headset 'leaked' benchmarks are a total fabrication

Apple's headset may have an "X1" chip

Mysterious benchmarks have surfaced that allegedly give performance results for an Apple X1 chip within the company's headset — but the results are faked.

The rumored name of the headset's operating system is "xrOS," and the term "X1" for the chip aligns with that particular naming system. But, that's where the legitimacy ends.

A Geekbench listing dated June 1 for "Reality," which is the rumored name of Apple's mixed-reality headset, shows a Metal score of 141,585. Additional information reveals that the chip is equipped with 12 cores, most likely consisting of eight dedicated to delivering high performance and four optimized for efficiency. Further, the benchmark claims a base frequency of 3.68GHz and supports 64GB of memory.

The problem is, the results are faked. We had our own questions about it, and reached out to Geekbench about authenticity. While we didn't get a response, shortly after appearing on the benchmarking website, Geekbench flagged the listing as inaccurate.

According to current rumors, it is speculated that Apple will unveil the Reality headset during the upcoming WWDC 2023 keynote scheduled for June 5.