Apple announces ARKit for iOS 11

Apple has announced its augmented reality platform today, ARKit for iPhone and iPad…

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Apple’s new ARKit for iOS 11 is looking to take advantage of the the camera, CPU/GPU, and motion sensors in iPhones and iPads. Because of the large installed iOS user base, Apple is touting ARKit will be the largest AR platform in the world.

ARKit will feature support for Unity, Unreal, and SceneKit. Apple also shared these details:

  • Fast, stable motion tracking
  • Plane estimation with basic boundaries
  • Ambient lighting estimation
  • Scale estimation
  • Xcode app templates

In addition to this augmented reality news, Apple also announced support for virtual reality with the latest macOS version, High Sierra.

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