How to see iPhone 12, HomePod mini on your desk in AR

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Apple has released augmented reality previews for all the devices it unveiled Tuesday, including HomePod mini and the four iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro models.

As with past Apple AR previews, the new feature allows users to see a virtual Apple product on their desk using ARKit. Users can also get a preview of a 3D AR object in blank space.

To access the AR previews, users just need to open Safari on their iPhone or iPad, navigate to one of the new product pages, and scroll all the way down. Here are the product pages for iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and HomePod mini.

The HomePod mini in AR.
The HomePod mini in AR.

From there, they can "set" the device on any flat surface, such as a desktop or the floor. The product will be rendered, and users can get a 360-degree view of it using their iPhone's viewfinder. The separate "Object" mode will let users navigate around a detailed 3D render of the products, and use their fingers to zoom or rotate the object.

Although users can view the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max using AR, the tool is especially useful to get a feel for the size and aesthetics of the HomePod mini.

 
 

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