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Topic: ARKit

Google tries to fight wide ARKit compatibility with its own augmented reality initiative ARCore

08/29/2017, 12:08 pm

Google has announced it's own augmented reality initiative called ARCore -- but serious limitations on what versions of Android can be used and a very narrow list of compatible hardware will be tough hurdles to overcome.

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Latest demos with iOS 11 ARKit show plated food, 3D sculpting with Apple Pencil

08/28/2017, 11:08 am

Two new ARKit demonstrations by developers are showing the rapid advancement of what is possible with the new technology, with one showing food on a plate prior to ordering, and the other illustrating sculpting and painting with the iPad for use in other AR applications.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook to make announcement in Austin on Friday [u]

08/24/2017, 10:08 pm

An unverified tip claims Apple CEO Tim Cook is planning to make an important announcement in the augmented reality/virtual reality space in Austin, Tex., on Friday, and might also reveal the date of an expected September iPhone event, AppleInsider has learned.

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Unreal Engine updated with preliminary support for Apple's ARKit in iOS 11

08/08/2017, 03:08 pm

The new version of Epic's Unreal Engine provides basic ARKit support for iOS, developed in collaboration with Peter Jackson's Wingnut AR.

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Apple R&D nears $3B per quarter in Q3 as work on AR, autonomous systems continue

08/02/2017, 12:08 am

Apple spent nearly $3 billion on research and development in the third quarter of 2017, a $377 million year-over-year increase that brings the company's six-month outlay on future projects to more than $5.7 billion.

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Apple invention details AR mapping system for iPhone, head-mounted displays

07/27/2017, 05:07 am

An Apple invention published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday details a method of overlaying interactive digital information onto real-world environments displayed on a portable device screen, specifically data regarding navigation assets like points of interest.

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Inside iOS 11: The coolest Apple ARKit demos created so far

07/26/2017, 01:07 pm

ARKit will instantaneously become the largest augmented reality platform in the world -- but to capitalize on that, developers will need to come up with awesome uses of the technology. With only a few weeks under their belt using Apple's iOS 11, content creators have already begun to impress in big ways.

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Apple's unified iPhone userbase could help kickstart augmented reality industry

07/13/2017, 10:07 am

Apple's hegemony over its hardware and software platforms could boost not just the company's own augmented reality efforts, but the AR industry in general -- in a way that hasn't been managed by Google so far.

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Apple marketing chief discusses 'unbelievable' response to ARKit, HomePod, more in interview

06/29/2017, 07:06 pm

Apple vice president of worldwide iPod, iPhone, and iOS product marketing Greg Joswiak says developer response to the company's new ARKit tools is "unbelievable," suggesting consumers will have plenty of augmented reality app to browse through when iOS 11 launches this fall.

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Apple buys German eye tracking firm SensoMotoric Instruments

06/26/2017, 04:06 pm

Apple has entered into an agreement to purchase German company SensoMotoric Instruments -- a company noted for hardware and software for eye tracking sensors, useful for augmented reality.

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Apple's 120Hz ProMotion iPad Pro display hints at even better AR and VR support in future devices

06/19/2017, 12:06 pm

Apple has a long history of introducing groundbreaking technology in one device, only to gradually carry it over to the rest of its product lineup in the ensuing years. With that in mind, the newly released iPad Pro with 120Hz ProMotion display could hint at the future of Apple's portable devices -- particularly as the company pushes into augmented reality and virtual reality.

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Apple's Tim Cook talks HomePod, AR, personal legacy & more in new interview excerpt

06/15/2017, 09:06 am

In an interview excerpt published on Thursday, Apple CEO Tim Cook commented on a variety of topics, including how much time he spends thinking about what people will say about his legacy at Apple.

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Apple's 'iPhone 8' predicted to revive iPhone growth despite later October ship date

06/13/2017, 09:06 am

Apple will announce its flagship OLED iPhone in September, but ship it in October -- still potentially achieving impressive sales, according to an analyst memo obtained by AppleInsider.

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ARKit processor limitations cuts compatibility to iPhone 6s, iPad Pro and newer

06/07/2017, 03:06 pm

A line has been drawn through the iOS 11-compatible devices in ARKit, with only hardware with the A9 or A10 family processors able to use the augmented reality software.

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Tim Cook talks HomePod's philosophy, ARKit's potential market impact

06/06/2017, 04:06 pm

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook this week answered questions surrounding the the reasoning behind ARKit and the new HomePod announced during the WWDC keynote, calling the new speaker a "breakthrough" and Apple's ARKit's impact "profound."

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ARKit augmented reality tools in iOS 11 will make iPhone, iPad world's largest AR platform

06/05/2017, 03:06 pm

Making good on the previous promise that Apple would be taking an interest in augmented reality in the future, Apple Vice President Craig Federighi announced ARKit, a developer toolset that it will make available to nearly istantaneously make the iPhone and iPad the largest AR platform in the world.

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