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Apple today revealed "the largest AR platform in the world," which it's calling ARKit. The new developer platform will help app creators bring high-quality AR experiences to iOS devices using the built-in camera, processors, and motion sensors found in iPhone and iPad.

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Apple is introducing a new platform for developers to help them bring high-quality AR experiences to iPhone and iPad using the built-in camera, powerful processors and motion sensors in iOS devices. ARKit allows developers to tap into the latest computer vision technologies to build detailed and compelling virtual content on top of real-world scenes for interactive gaming, immersive shopping experiences, industrial design and more.
In a demo, Craig Federighi showed off features of the enhanced AR integration into iPhone, including improvements that will be coming to games like Pokémon Go. The company noted that thanks to ARKit's integration within iOS, users won't need any special equipment to take advantage of the augmented reality features.

ARKit-fueled applications are expected to begin arriving with iOS 11 this fall.

Article Link: Apple Releasing 'ARKit' for iOS Developers to Fuel All-New Augmented Reality Apps
 

Yesyourlord

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Ohhhh I cannot wait to see what apps come from this ARKit ! Wondering up to what devices will have this feature.
 

jmh600cbr

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why doesnt maps have this yet? 3rd party apps will have it first? I'm really looking forward to the future of AR at apple. the discussion of glasses made me gitty like a kid again.
 

rpat701

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"Largest AR Platform in the World." I think Vuforia and PTC would argue this.
 

Gorms

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ARKit and VR for Mac are the biggest news of the day. Really big news.
 

Stella

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The demos looked good. I'm looking forward to seeing what third party devs can come up with.
 

Keane16

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It's nice to look at the MR comments to Tim Cook's first comments on AR…

https://www.macrumors.com/2016/07/26/apple-investing-in-augmented-reality/

(sorry, couldn't resist)

I love looking back like this.

Someone could make a pretty successful blog looking back at how silly MR forum regulars are. (it's also a bit sad how low brow the comments are - find my self spending less and less time here).

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Certainly some good weight put behind AR by Apple yesterday. Looking forward to seeing what this brings. So far it's all been cool, tech demo type stuff. The MS Hololens demo where they showed someone doing some plumbing/fixing a pipe with the help of AR is the kind of real world useful stuff I'm looking forward to eventually.
 
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pureau

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Anyone out there remember Surrogates (2009)? Hmm, 14 years from now, that would make it 2031 ;)
 

plexdk

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I don't think people have any idea about the magnitude of these news. It stole the show in my opinion - I think this is just the beginning and foundation of what to expect.

And with the upcoming iPhone 8/iPad Pro, Apple basically have the power to do much more mainstream version of a neater and streamlined "Microsoft HoloLens" competitor (and probably cheaper too if you already have an iPhone).

Interesting times indeed..
 
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