iOS 11 ARKit Demo Shows iPhone 8 In Augmented Reality [Video]

One of the key features of iOS 11 is ARKit, Apple’s new augmented reality technology could completely change the way we view the world, including when it comes to iPhone rumors. That same thing has been showcased in an all-new video format. Here is everything you really want to know about it right now.

Before you go through the title, you must know about the list of iPhones and iPads compatible with ARKit in iOS 11, which Apple is bringing native AR platform support to the latest version of iOS. Check the list here to find out iOS 11 ARKit compatibility.

It is the Apple’s first foray into the world of augmented reality, with the company announcing the ARKit platform that will allow developers and device owners to take advantage of all that augmented reality can have to offer.

Demonstrated during the opening keynote to a great reception, and its implementation has the potential to be game-changing considering the mobile nature of its iOS devices and how that could be when iOS developers get to work in reality. According to Apple, in order to use ARKit, iOS devices need to have an A9 or A10 chip beating at the heart. So not all iPhones or iPads in out there will meet that criteria, there should be plenty of people for which ARKit development will prove worthwhile.

The devices that use A9 or A10 chips will be able to take advantage of ARKit-enabled apps, are:

  • iPhone 6s and 6s Plus
  • iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPad Pro (9.7, 10.5 or 12.9)
  • iPad (2017)

Apple’s iPhone 8 is expected to debut this September, and rumors regarding it flying around about it for a long time at this point. Surfaced in a little teasers about what will likely be the biggest smartphone release of the year, and there are likely to be a few surprises when the phone is finally unveiled later this year.

That won’t stop anymore, because based on the existing rumors a new video has been created, and it’s pretty impressive. What exactly makes this video so interesting is the fact that it not only takes existing cues and turns them into semi-reality, but also uses new AR technology introduced alongside iOS 11 at WWDC as well.

Undoubtedly, Apple will launch iOS 11 alongside the new iPhone 8 if past history is anything to go by, and with the release include ARKit, a new framework to allow augmented reality applications to be built, ConceptsiPhone has taken that framework and created a new video in which an iPhone 8, or at least one based on rumors, can be seen on a wooden table in all its augmented reality glory. Does it look great?

iOS 11 introduces ARKit, a new framework that allows you to easily create unparalleled augmented reality experiences for iPhone and iPad. By blending digital objects and information with the environment around you, ARKit takes apps beyond the screen, freeing them to interact with the real world in entirely new ways.

Unfortunately, the video itself doesn’t actually show us anything we haven’t seen before, and the black slab of iPhone with an edge-to-edge display is something that has been appearing in concepts for years. This makes it so interesting to see the ARKit addition, and if developers can create such kind of thing we can’t wait to look at what they come up with next.

By the time iOS 11 with ARKit support arrive, it is likely the past three versions of the iPhone – assuming a new device is announced in September as usual – will support Augmented Reality tech (ARKit), and that is massive when it comes to user-base. All iPad Pros and the current standard iPad are supported, while the most recent round of iPads barring the iPad mini are also fine, then.

We can’t wait to see what developers make of ARKit. Roll on, September!

(Source: ConceptsiPhone [YouTube])

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