iOS became one of the largest AR-capable platforms in the world overnight thanks to ARKit

iOS 11 arrived yesterday, and apart from the multitude of major and incremental touch-ups to the interface, it also introduced a potentially game-breaking new feature for all compatible devices that easily makes Apple’s iPhones the current leading AR-capable devices on a global basis. This happened overnight, and both users and developers are still beginning to realize the potential of openly-available and easily-approachable augmented reality that’s available for the masses right now.
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11 cool Augmented Reality (AR) iPhone apps that show off the power of ARKit

Apple’s iPhones and iPads have become the world’s largest augmented reality platform overnight with the roll out of the iOS 11 update.
The update brings ARKit, Apple’s augmented reality solution, to life on the iPhone 6s and later, and we have already dug up 11 impressive new augmented reality apps for you to try out.
All you need to do in order to use AR apps on your iPhone and iPad is to download iOS 11 if you still haven’t, and to ensure that you have a compatible device. From there on, each app will make use of …

Here's what iPhones and iPads are compatible with Apple's augmented reality ARKit framework

iOS 11-bundled ARKit is out and neat augmented reality apps are already available for users to download and freely use on their iOS 11-powered devices.

A virtual ruler? Check! An interactive furniture designer? Sure thing! An augmented car showroom? You bet!

An AR-powered human atlas that allows you to explore livers, digestive organs, and lungs from the inside? Ugh… yeah, sure….
The potential benefits and uses of AR are huge and quite possibly the next big mobile software trend that’s …

Apple ARKit app lets you record Mannequin Challenge style videos with virtual objects

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While some developers working with ARKit are trying to figure out how to make augmented reality apps for productivity, even more are using it to let us have fun in new ways. 

That’s definitely the idea behind a new app from Ataru Tou called MagicMovieCamera, which lets you place various virtual objects in real spaces and then record yourself reacting those objects. 

What is this good for? Why an enhanced version of the Mannequin Challenge, of course. Or maybe even pretending you’re Neo in The Matrix.

MagicMovieCamera with ARkit! Real time Time stop!!just like DIO’s THEWORLD!! #MagicMovieCamera #ARkit #jojo #Iphone8 #CG #vr #IOS11 #AR pic.twitter.com/7ynh5zgs8B

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The first look at how you’ll sculpt in augmented reality using Apple Pencil and ARKit is here, and awesome

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By now you’ve seen a good number of impressive augmented reality demos using Apple’s ARKit, but you haven’t seen anything like this—sculpting in AR with the Apple Pencil. 

The demo was shown off on Friday on YouTube by India-based developer Fabin Rasheed. 

Although Rasheed doesn’t go into great detail on all the things the app can do, he did post a message on his Facebook account offering a general sense of what the app is meant to achieve. 

“My latest work using ARKit,” wrote Rasheed. “Made this app for sculpting and painting in AR.” 

The app, which is called MakerStudio, shows the ability to create 3D objects and paint those objects in AR, all while using the precision of the Apple Pencil. There’s no word on when this app might be available to the public, but it’s just another exciting glimpse of what iOS 11 users will be able to do once they get their hands on the AR-enabled iPhone 8Read more…

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