Apple’s New ARKit – Early Demos

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A few weeks ago, Apple held its Developers Conference (WWDC) opening with the keynote address where Tim Cook and friends introduced new features of their line of products. While many focused on the iPad Pro, the new iOS and Mac OS features or the HomePod speaker, for the long term, the real news for the investor is the Augmented Reality (AR) capabilities introduced (and the related Machine Learning).

In an earlier article I explained the importance of Augmented Reality as well as some of the technical details that make it so difficult.

The ARKit is an Applications Programming Interface (API) – a tool kit to help developers to write applications. With ARKit in particular – a tremendous amount of power is built in under the hood. Imagine if in order to drive a car you first had to build one from scratch – I mean starting with a block of aluminium to mill out the block and head, etc. This is what this API does for you – it gives you a car to drive. You can paint it and modify it and carry in it what you please. But the body and engine and electric systems are

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