Is AR only good for X or would plus and 8 be more than enough to handle AR?

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    I noticed that various sources stated that ipX is known to work excellent with AR, but how about plus and 8? Are those lower tiers be able to handle AR smoothly?
     
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    I'll let you know later how my SE handles it (it's all part of iOS 11, right?).
    https://developer.apple.com/arkit/
     
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    Just because it runs a11, doesn't mean it will be responsive as ipx.
     
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    Well, yeah, but the A9 ain't no slouch, either. Browse around Twitter for #ARKit and #Madewitharkit or check some developer forums.

    (tbh, MacRumors is mostly a whinefest for spoiled brats these days; good info is rare to nonexistent)
     
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    Even then, it shouldn't affect AR, right? Regardless of the model(s)?
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    As of late, I haven't seen any good info regardless of "whinefest."
     
  8. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020

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    Yes, 8 will be just fine
     
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    Thanks
     
  10. acorntoy macrumors 65816

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    If anything iPhone x will have -less- performance, as its the same exact processor, and it has more pixels to push than the 8+.
     
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    It's more likely. They have the capability.
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    Interesting...thanks for your insight.
     
  12. Starfyre macrumors 68030

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    They all have the Neural Engine and the A11X, should not be any problem.
     
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    Does anyone know if the clock speeds of the A11 chip in the iPhone X the same or faster than the A11 chip in the iPhone 8?
     
  14. Starfyre macrumors 68030

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    Everything processor-related is identical between X, 8, and 8+. Yes, that includes clock speed.
     
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    From my understanding the AR functionality is only good up to the 6s series. Sorry 6 and below
     
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    I still read it as “6S and newer”, and the SE is largely equivalent to the 6S.

    So, here’s Zombie Gunship: Revanant on my kitchen counter via my iPhone SE. Yup, that’s a bottle of prune juice:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
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    Oh so it works with se??! Cool
     
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    Sure seems like it. This game is one of Apple’s featured AR games, plus it’s a freemium title, so I figured it’d be worth a try.

    I’d like to see how the IKEA app runs when they add virtual furniture placement.
     
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    Thanks!
     
  20. BarracksSi Suspended

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    My AR Dragon, Sylvester, via my iPhone SE.

    [​IMG]
     
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    That's really cool!
     
  22. BarracksSi, Sep 20, 2017
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    I think it’s taking the ceiling light into account, too. I’ll go try it in a darker room.

    [adding on]
    I think the game devs added lighting. It looks cartoony and not gritty-realistic, but the reflections on the dragon are different between these perspectives.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  23. AceFernalld macrumors 68000

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    Funnily enough, the 8 Plus may actually technically render AR content better than the X, because it apparently has the same RAM and processor yet less pixels to push to. This is reflected in the slightly higher Geekbench score of the 8 Plus over the X.

    In reality though, there will be essentially no discernible difference between the 8 series and the X in AR capability.
     
  24. edfoo macrumors 6502

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    For what reason do you doubt X will run AR differently from 8 even though both are using the same A11 CPU?

    Actually, no, you should buy the X, and you need to buy the top model with 256GB storage. I heard AR not only requires A11 CPU, but it also needs OLED screen and minimum 256GB storage to run well......
     

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