New Apple Mini-Site Promotes ARKit Augmented Reality Platform

Posted in Apple News, iOS on 15/02/2018 by Chris Hauk


Apple has published a new mini-site to promote ARKit, the Cupertino firm’s augmented reality platform for recent model iPhone and iPad devices.

New Apple Mini-Sire Promotes ARKit Augmented Reality Platform

Imagine if the line between the virtual and the real simply didn’t exist.

Your classroom could become the cosmos.
The past could be as vivid as the present.
And the familiar could look like nothing you’ve ever seen.

With iPhone and iPad, those experiences are not only possible, they’re here. Augmented reality is a new way to use technology that transforms how you work, learn, play, and connect with almost everything around you. And this is just the beginning.

Welcome to a new world.

The new site includes sections dubbed “Productivity,” “Play,” and “Learning.” Each section features sample apps and videos demonstrating how they work. Highlighted apps include  IKEA PlacePokemon GoComplete Anatomy and Sky Guide.

Also included is a section dubbed “AR + iPhone + iPad,”  which promotes iOS 11 – the first version of iOS to include ARKit – as well as the devices that support ARKit. Spoiler alert: the iPhone 8 and iPhone X work best with AR apps.

The site also includes links to the Augmented Reality section on the App Store.

ARKit compatible iOS devices include:


  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone SE


  • iPad Pro (all models)
  • iPad (5th generation)

For more information, visit the ARKit mini-site.

(Via AppleInsider)


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