bridgeOS

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bridgeOS
DeveloperApple Inc.
Written in
OS family
Working stateCurrent
Source modelClosed, with open-source components
Initial releaseOctober 27, 2016; 5 years ago (2016-10-27)
Update methodFOTA (via Mac running macOS)
Platforms
LicenseProprietary software except for open-source components
Support status
Supported with vulnerabilities (checkra1n)

bridgeOS is an operating system created and developed by Apple Inc. for use exclusively with its hardware. bridgeOS runs on the T series Apple silicon processors and operates the OLED touchscreen strip called the "Touch Bar" as well as multiple other functions, including managing the encrypted data in their Secure Enclave and acting as a gatekeeper and video codec to the device's cameras. bridgeOS is a heavily modified version of Apple's watchOS.