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Topic: ARKit

Apple to host 'Introduction to ARKit' session at Game Developers Conference

02/07/2018, 04:02 pm

Developers hoping to incorporate augmented reality into iOS games and apps will be able to get some assistance from Apple itself during the upcoming Game Developers Conference, as part of the 'Introduction to Apple's ARKit' session presented by the iPhone and iPad producer.

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'iOS 12' features put on hold said to include multiplayer AR games, automatic sorting of photos

01/30/2018, 12:01 pm

A second report sheds more light on the features not expected to make the cut for this year's "iOS 12" update, as a redesigned home screen app grid, multiplayer support for augmented reality, and new algorithmic sorting of photos are now reportedly likely to wait until "iOS 13."

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Initial developer tests of ARKit 1.5 show off impressive vertical surface, image detection

01/29/2018, 09:01 pm

Developers have been testing out Apple's ARKit 1.5 since the refreshed augmented reality platform saw release with iOS 11.3 beta last week, and a few early projects offer a glimpse into the technology's ability to detect vertical surfaces, images and more.

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Apple's App Store rakes in over $890M during Christmas week, $300M on New Year's

01/04/2018, 05:01 pm

Starting on Christmas Eve, App Store shoppers spent over $890 million in a period of just seven days, Apple revealed on Thursday, adding that people spent another $300 million on New Year's Day alone.

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Developer adoption of Apple's ARKit tepid after iOS 11 launch, data suggests

01/03/2018, 03:01 pm

Less than 1,000 apps on the App Store support Apple's augmented reality tools, and the number of apps adopting ARKit has slowed since September, a new survey has found.

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Apple 2017 year in review: The realities of AR and VR plus Apple's ARKit

12/30/2017, 02:12 pm

At the start of 2017, it was thought that Apple was falling behind other companies in developing virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) related technologies in its products. By the end of the year, Apple has taken small steps towards establishing itself in the VR industry, but it has made great strides in the field of AR, with ARKit being the main driver for its progress.

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Watch: Top 9 new AR games for iPhone X

12/22/2017, 08:12 pm

It's been a couple of months since iOS 11 was released, bringing us augmented reality apps and games. Let's take a look at the top new AR games.

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Pokemon Go could get Apple ARKit support as soon as Wednesday

12/20/2017, 10:12 am

Niantic's hit iPhone and iPad game Pokemon Go is reportedly on the verge of getting a promised update with ARKit support, enabling visual, battery, and gameplay enhancements.

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'Rainbrow' game uses the iPhone X's TrueDepth camera to monitor player's eyebrow movements

12/18/2017, 10:12 am

A new game made specifically for the iPhone X's TrueDepth camera is available to download from the App Store, with 'Rainbrow' using the sensor array as a game controller by monitoring the user's eyebrows in one of the more novel applications of the imaging hardware.

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Not just music: Apple's purchase of Shazam will aid augmented reality pursuits

12/11/2017, 02:12 pm

While most of the focus on Apple's purchase of Shazam notes the music and audio recognition engine, the company also has a machine learning vision system and an augmented reality product currently in use in the advertising industry to deliver product visualizations, and 360-degree videos.

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Niantic's Ingress Prime coming in 2018, using Apple ARKit

12/04/2017, 11:12 am

Pokemon Go developer Niantic has announced Ingress Prime, a sequel to its original augmented reality game created while the company was still a part of Google.

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New Lego AR-Studio app revisits augmented reality, uses ARKit to supplement physical sets

12/01/2017, 10:12 am

Lego is on the verge of rolling out another augmented reality app for iOS, with this one fulfilling ARKit-related promises made at WWDC in conjunction with a few sets -- and more likely to come.

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Questionable rumor claims Apple 'considering' 2018 update to budget 9.7-inch iPad

12/01/2017, 09:12 am

Apple is allegedly considering a new, even cheaper "budget" iPad in 2018, priced around $259 while still retaining a 9.7-inch screen like the current $329 model, but there are reasons to believe it will simply be a price cut rather than new hardware.

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First public art exhibition using Apple's ARKit to open in Miami on Dec. 5

11/29/2017, 01:11 pm

Perez Art Museum Miami will be home to the first-ever public exhibition using Apple's ARKit, leveraging iOS devices to showcase how augmented reality can be used to create new forms of expression.

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Amazon debuts Sumerian app platform with support for Apple's ARKit

11/27/2017, 12:11 pm

Amazon on Monday announced Sumerian, a platform for developers wanting to make virtual reality, augmented reality, and other 3D apps, including ones compatible with Apple's ARKit framework used on iPhones and iPads.

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Apple prepping rear-facing 3D sensor for 2019 iPhone

11/14/2017, 09:11 am

To further its augmented reality plans, Apple is reportedly developing a rear-facing 3D sensor for a 2019 iPhone that would join the front-facing TrueDepth system that premiered with the iPhone X.

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Apple's Final Cut Pro X, Swift among the top 20 fastest growing, in demand skills

11/08/2017, 07:11 pm

Freelancer site Upwork published a listing of the top twenty fastest growing skills of the more than 5,000 it tracks. The list cited Apple's Final Cut Pro X, Swift and Objective-C, along with nod toward new technologies in iOS 11, including Augmented Reality and Machine Learning.

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Apple's AR headset: Rounding up the rumors about Apple's smart glasses

11/08/2017, 03:11 pm

The latest rumors of an in-development augmented reality headset from Apple are the latest in a long line of speculative reports attempting to determine the company's longterm AR intentions. Earlier patent applications and acquisitions seemingly indicate that the iPhone maker already has most of the parts in place to pull off the head-mounted display -- once technology catches up.

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Apple AR headset codenamed 'T288' said to run new 'rOS' operating system, launch as soon as 2020

11/08/2017, 07:11 am

With the groundwork now being laid in ARKit for iOS 11, Apple is said to be hard at work on a full-fledged augmented reality headset for launch as soon as 2020, running a new operating system dubbed "rOS," a new report claims.

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'Profits will follow' if Apple can nail AR & VR experiences, Cook says

11/02/2017, 07:11 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook once again touched on the topics of augmented and virtual reality during a Q4 results call, avoiding specific talk about future hardware while hinting at the company's approach.

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