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Topic: ARKit

VR and AR patent applications demonstrate Apple's work on ARKit headsets

03/22/2018, 05:03 pm

A new batch of Apple patent applications published on Thursday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office shows Apple is still working on technology relating to virtual and augmented reality, with filings showing a multi-resolution system for creating VR content, headset concepts, and a 3D document editing system.


PGA Tour adding ARKit golf courses to app, in time for Arnold Palmer Invitational

03/12/2018, 09:03 am

The latest practical demonstration of Apple's ARKit comes by way of the PGA Tour, which has announced a new augmented reality app to visualize courses and holes within your own home.


Facebook testing tracker-based AR effects in app, plans to add feature to AR Studio toolkit

03/09/2018, 10:03 pm

Facebook is evaluating a new marker-based augmented reality feature in its app that provides users with AR experiences tied to specially marked physical objects, like mapping digital graphics over a movie poster.


Upcoming 'Jurassic World Alive' for iPhone swaps Pokemon with dinosaurs

03/07/2018, 12:03 pm

The latest "Pokemon Go" clone to be announced is Ludia's "Jurassic World Alive," which will see people "collecting" creatures in augmented reality via their iPhone.


Apple accounts for new ARKit 1.5 features in updated developer resources

02/21/2018, 09:02 pm

Apple this week updated its Human Interface Guidelines for iOS with new entries covering augmented reality experiences, making adjustments and additions to best practices used by developers creating apps with ARKit 1.5.


Blippar developing 'WordPress of AR' to feed Apple's ARKit, Google's ARCore

02/16/2018, 09:02 am

Early entry into augmented reality solutions company Blippar has two new products, with one being a universal kit to develop ARKit and ARCore applications and provide them data.


New Apple webpage touts apps & technology for augmented reality on iOS

02/14/2018, 02:02 pm

Apple has created a new mini-site promoting ARKit, the company's augmented reality platform for iPhones and iPads, as well as recent hardware advances made to enhance the technology.


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.


'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."


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


'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.


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.


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.


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.


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.