WWDC: Apple Teases 'AR Kit' for iOS 11

Apple invokes Pokemon Go and Peter Jackson's production company to show off augmented reality.


During its WWDC keynote, Apple teased AR Kit, an augmented reality developer tool for use in iOS apps. 

Apple said the the AR tools can find planes, estimate ambient light, and estimate the scale that a placed object should appear in the world. It also supports popular game engines like Unreal and Unity. 

As examples, Apple showed a virtual Lego Batman model being exploded on the table, moved around and examined, and then put back together. Pokemon Go was shown with more realistic visualization of Pikachu. Then, the creative director of Wingnut AR, Peter Jackson's production company, showed up with a short demonstration of a battle scene put together by the studio.


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