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Topic: ARKit

Why iPad Pro's LiDAR is a big step for Apple in computer vision and AR

03/26/2020, 11:03 am

The new LiDAR camera sensor that debuted in Apple's latest iPad Pro this week is an enhancement upon the depth sensing TrueDepth front-facing imaging array that first made its appearance on iPhone X in late 2017. This year as it arrives on iPhone 12, LiDAR appears to set to achieve a massive installed base of tens of millions of users. Here's why that's important.

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Apple is working on virtual assistants to help users navigate AR and VR

03/26/2020, 10:03 am

Augmented and virtual reality are new frontiers for Apple's larger customer base, and the company is researching development of a computer-generated assistant to help users navigate the new space, and the new interfaces it will require.

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Apple launches ARKit 3.5 with new iPad Pro LiDAR features

03/24/2020, 04:03 pm

Apple on Tuesday announced a new incremental update to the ARKit augmented reality platform that will let users and developers take advantage of the new LiDAR sensor on 2020 iPad Pros.

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What you need to know about Apple's LiDAR Scanner in the iPad Pro

03/18/2020, 10:03 am

Apple on Wednesday unveiled two new iPad Pro models that come equipped with a LiDAR Scanner, which will offer major improvements to ARKit and photography.

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Apple's ARKit release left Google flat-footed

02/14/2020, 01:02 pm

While Apple and Facebook push forward with augmented reality and virtual reality hardware, Google, burned by Google Glass and a late start to a smartphone AR framework, lags behind.

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Apple expands AR 'Quick Look' shopping tools to major retailer sites

02/13/2020, 02:02 pm

Retailers are getting new customizable buttons to help sell products to iPhone users utilizing ARKit's 'Quick Look' feature.

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Veterans using Healium app on iPhone to combat anxiety

11/11/2019, 09:11 am

On Veterans Day, Apple is highlighting the use of the iPhone and augmented reality to ease stress in returning service members, and those on active duty.

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iPhone 11 & iPhone 11 Pro notes of interest: Apple Care+, 3D Touch, AR view & unlocked pre-orders

09/10/2019, 06:09 pm

A compilation of smaller news items surfaced during and after today's "By innovation only" iPhone 11 launch event, including the ability to pre-order unlocked iPhones, the loss of 3D Touch, AppleCare+ details and an AR view of the iPhone 11 Pro.

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Hints of Apple Augmented Reality glasses found in iOS 13 code

09/02/2019, 05:09 am

References to stereo augmented reality apps, as well as the codename "Garta," have been spotted within Apple's internal betas of iOS 13 -- following and apparently refuting previous reports that Apple had abandoned the concept.

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Editorial: 'iPhone 11' design will advance Apple's mobile imaging lead

08/28/2019, 09:08 am

Steve Jobs launched iPhone as "a phone, a widescreen iPod and a breakthrough Internet device," but over the last decade, one of the primary features driving its adoption among new buyers and upgrades among existing users has been its camera. Here's a look at where Apple stands in mobile imaging technology, with a look at what's expected for iPhone 11 in September.

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New 'Today at Apple' [AR]T sessions feature augmented reality art

07/30/2019, 08:07 am

Starting on Tuesday, Apple has opened registration for [AR]T - a series of new art-based Today at Apple augmented reality (AR) experiences and learning sessions.

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Apple's AR glasses could help visually impaired see the full picture

07/10/2019, 10:07 am

Augmented reality could offer some benefits in medical applications, Apple believes, suggesting a system were a real-world image is warped so a user of AR glasses can see everything in front of them, even if part of their vision is obscured through partial blindness.

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Apple launches 'accelerator' program for developers in China

07/10/2019, 04:07 am

Following a similar scheme in Bangalore, Apple has begun a Design and Development Accelerator program in Shanghai, which is designed to teach and support local developers.

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Apple's iOS 13 beta 3 FaceTime gaze magic is triumph of tech evolution

07/04/2019, 05:07 pm

Apple's subtly flattering new FaceTime feature in iOS 13 beta 3 corrects the appearance of your attention so that you appear focused on your caller -- as if perfectly staring at the camera -- even when you're looking at the screen. The magic behind it has incrementally developed across years of evolving software and hardware advancements, offering some interesting insight into how Apple uniquely charts out the future with its products.

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Apple has been working on AR glasses for years, and iOS 13 is only the latest sign

06/12/2019, 10:06 am

Rumors have circulated about an Apple-produced augmented reality headset or smart glasses for quite a few years, but so far the iPhone producer has yet to officially confirm the hardware is in development. The additions made to ARKit in iOS 13 as well as a plethora of patents and other reports indicate Apple is closer to revealing its work than ever before.

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Live from WWDC - the Mac Pro, Pro Display XDR, iOS 13, macOS Catalina and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

06/07/2019, 08:06 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Daniel Eran Dilger speaks to us live from WWDC and fills us in on the news plus just what it's like being at this event.

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Apple reveals ARKit 3 with motion tracking of people for better presentation and walk-around

06/03/2019, 03:06 pm

The new ARKit 3 features replace hours of frame compositing with real-time calculations that make it quick to build interactive environments and also to place people and objects within the same scenes.

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Apple missing from list of companies supporting OpenXR AR and VR spec

03/21/2019, 11:03 am

The Khronos Group has ratified and publicly released a provisional specification for OpenXR, an open standard for AR and VR platforms, but while many major firms are supporting the effort, Apple does not appear to be publicly offering its own support.

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Top five new AR games for your iPhone or iPad

12/20/2018, 11:12 am

Augmented reality gaming using ARKit is in its second year on iOS, and developers are getting the hang of creating games using Apple's framework. AppleInsider takes a look at some of the top AR games that iPhone and iPad owners should try out on their mobile devices.

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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 is over a year behind Apple's A12 Bionic, lacks a premium Android audience

12/06/2018, 02:12 pm

At its Snapdragon Tech Summit, Qualcomm outlined its new 855, a chip it hopes will power the next generation of premium Androids. It addresses silicon work Apple has driven in its Application Processors leading up to the latest A12 Bionic, but it's less clear who will be building high-end Androids with Qualcomm's most advanced processor yet, and for how long.

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