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Topic: ARKit

How Apple's iPhone X TrueDepth AR waltzed ahead of Google's Tango

10/13/2017, 05:10 pm

Apple's iOS 11 brings Augmented Reality to a huge installed base of over 350 million iOS devices with powerful A9, A10 Fusion or A11 Bionic chips. However, another form of AR is about to be introduced, exclusive to the company's new iPhone X. Here's a deeper look at Apple's big AR surprise.

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Inside Apple's ARKit and Visual Inertial Odometry, new in iOS 11

10/12/2017, 03:10 pm

When iPhone launched ten years ago it took basic photos and no videos. Today's iOS 11 now achieves a new level of image capture with Depth, AI Vision and Machine Learning. In parallel, it hosts a new platform for Augmented Reality, which integrates what the camera sees and graphics created by the device. Here's a look at how it works.

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Tim Cook continues European tour, stops by Apple office and sustainable packaging partner

10/12/2017, 11:10 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook continues his tour of Europe, making a brief stop at Apple's offices in Sweden, and continuing to discuss the importance of ARKit to Apple with a local publication.

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Apple's Tim Cook says tech doesn't yet exist to do AR glasses properly, downplays rivals

10/11/2017, 03:10 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook once again hinted at the prospect of augmented reality glasses in an interview published on Wednesday, while quashing the idea of an announcement in the near future -- and indirectly, the efforts of rivals like Microsoft.

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Apple's Cook repeats benefits of AR in interview, says AR glasses tech not mature

10/10/2017, 09:10 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook continued his European tour on Tuesday with an interview discussing the benefits of augmented reality and ARKit, which with iOS 11 and a slate of new iPhones has become a major focus for the Cupertino tech giant.

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Apple urges developers to create and promote ARKit apps

10/06/2017, 06:10 pm

Apple in a post to its developer webpage on Friday urged app makers to take advantage of its ARKit framework to create and promote augmented reality apps, and offered guidance on how to best implement new and unique features like face tracking support for iPhone X.

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Google's $649 5" Pixel 2, $849 6" Pixel 2 XL smartphones want to be your main squeeze, without a headphone jack

10/04/2017, 01:10 pm

Google's second-generation Pixel smartphones, geared to compete with Apple's iPhone 8 and iPhone X, boast a new squeeze feature, where users can invoke the handset's assistant by applying pressure to the handset's bezels. And in a growing trend established by Apple's iPhone 7, the new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL do not have a 3.5-millimeter headphone jack.

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Thyng iPhone app update allows application of user's media on any surface with ARKit

10/03/2017, 12:10 pm

Augmented reality developer team Thyng has released version 4.0 of its creation software, allowing users to cover any surface on an iPhone or iPad's screen with their own video and video content.

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MLB At Bat to get Apple ARKit enhancements for 2018 season

09/25/2017, 12:09 pm

Major League Baseball is in the middle of testing ARKit features for its At Bat iOS app, which will offer people live statistics as they watch a game from the stands.

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Video: The best ARKit apps you can download now on iOS 11

09/22/2017, 01:09 pm

One of the most hyped features of Apple's new iOS 11 update is ARKit, a series of tools for developers that make it easier than ever to create augmented reality apps. with ARKit apps now available on the App Store, AppleInsider gives you some of the best options you can test out right now.

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Ikea's augmented reality app now available for download

09/19/2017, 09:09 pm

First teased at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June as part of Apple's ARKit debut, Ikea's augmented reality shopping app, Ikea Place, saw release on Tuesday shortly after iOS 11 was pushed out to end users.

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First ARKit apps hit App Store, including Strava's Fitness AR and room dimensioning app PLNAR

09/19/2017, 08:09 pm

With the release of iOS 11 on Tuesday, iPhone and iPad owners will see a flood of augmented reality titles hit the App Store thanks to Apple's introduction of ARKit. An app utilizing fitness tracking app maker Strava's API and room dimensioning title PLNAR are among the first to take advantage of the specialized API.

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Apple updates TestFlight & Swift Playgrounds for iOS 11's new tech

09/19/2017, 02:09 pm

In conjunction with the release of iOS 11, Apple has also released new versions of TestFlight and Swift Playgrounds, redesigning the former's interface and adding an things like an Augmented Reality challenge to the latter.

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Apple's iOS 11 available to all, brings better Siri, ARKit, H.265, AirPlay 2, more

09/19/2017, 01:09 pm

Apple's iOS 11's first mainstream release is now available, and features includes ARKit, a revamped Control Center with deep 3D Touch support, Do Not Disturb When Driving, a new look for the App Store, a new voice for Siri, multi-speaker support with AirPlay 2, and more.

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Tim Cook speaks to Good Morning America, discusses iOS 11, iPhone X, Face ID, Steve Jobs legacy

09/19/2017, 09:09 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down with Robin Roberts a few hours before the launch of iOS 11, and spoke about the iPhone 8, the iPhone X, iOS 11, ARKit, and the legacy of Steve Jobs.

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Watch: Apple goes all-in on augmented reality

09/16/2017, 08:09 pm

Apple is going all-in on augmented reality with iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iOS 11. From hardware acceleration on the A11 Bionic chip to ARKit in iOS 11, check out all the new AR features consumers coming to Apple's product line starting Sept. 22.

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Video: A sneak peak at iOS 11 Augmented Reality at the Apple Park Visitor Center

09/14/2017, 10:09 pm

At WWDC17, Apple introduced ARKit, iOS 11's new dev tools for Augmented Reality. It demonstrated interactive 3D games spilling off a table on stage and offered a hands-on look at a simple app that placed virtual objects on a table its iPads could recognize as a 3D plane. This week, it unveiled a practical new real-world app for exploring the Apple Park project.

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Latest ARKit demos show hand-tracking beer pong, visualized audio trails [u]

09/07/2017, 12:09 pm

New demonstrations using Apple's ARKit may suggest some of the possibilities of the augmented reality platform, including the integration of hand tracking. [Updated to correct ModiFace info]

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Apple updates ARKit resources for developers building augmented reality apps

08/29/2017, 07:08 pm

Apple on Tuesday refreshed its developer portal with new information about ARKit, including sample code and AR-specific entries in its Human Interface Guidelines for iOS.

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Apple invites developers, media to Cupertino HQ to showcase ARKit apps

08/29/2017, 05:08 pm

Apple on Monday brought developers and the press to its Cupertino headquarters, seeking to promote its ARKit platform for creating augmented reality apps on the iPhone and iPad.

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