Apple has finally released the iOS 11 to the public, it brings a lot of new features to the iPhones and the iPads. One big feature among them is the Augmented Reality support which was demonstrated first at the WWDC keynote event. Apple also released the new ARKit for the developers to add the AR support in their apps. This new feature finally allows the iPhone and iPad users to experience the AR capabilities on their devices. Apple said, all the devices powered by their A9, A10, and the new A11 bionic chip are capable of using the new ARKit. Check out the list of compatible devices below,
- iPhone 6s and 6s Plus
- iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
- iPhone SE
- iPad Pro (9.7, 10.5 or 12.9) – both first-gen and 2nd-gen
- iPad (2017)
- iPhone 8 and 8 Plus
- iPhone X
If you are using any of the above-listed devices and you have already upgraded to the latest iOS 11, then you can also take the full advantage of the new ARKit features. Following are the top 5 AR apps currently available for the iOS 11,
The name is self-explanatory, AR MeasureKit allows you to measure the real world objects around you. It is surprisingly accurate and can come handy in your day to day life.
Thomas and Friends
Thomas and Friends, is the fun new app that allows you to design tracks for popular cartoon character Thomas the Tank Engine. You can place the virtual tracks on any flat surface including ground or the table top. You can even move around with your phone to take the full 360-degree look at the virtually created environment.
Using Housecraft you can virtually put the life-size furniture modules anywhere around your house. The idea is to let you try the furniture before purchasing it. Many furniture companies like Ikea are expected to launch their own similar apps in the coming future.
Edmond is a simple car buying an app that lets you put actual life size car models virtually in the real world. You can use it to choose your favorite car based on the shape and size, even to check if it would fit in your current garage.
World Brush is a pretty cool sketching app that lets you draw on the real world object. Your design will be stored on the servers as long as you delete them, which means you can draw something cool in a public place and anyone with this app can visit the place to check your work.
As you can see, most of these apps are just fun apps to pass your time and show off the new feature to your friends. But the developers are expected to launch some useful productivity apps in the coming future.
Stay tuned for the updates.
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