News from WWDC 2018: Apple’s ARKit 2, what to expect

Apple is doubling down and bringing new features to its Augmented Reality play ground.

This next version of ARKit (simply called “ARKit 2”) Apple’s suite of developer tools for augmented reality, comes with more sophisticated face-tracking tech and 3-D object detection. It allows for “shared” experiences, so you and your friends can all see the same digital overlays when you point separate iPads at the same AR playground.

Apple also introduced support for a file format called USDZ, which optimizes the experience of sharing animations in AR, and a native app called Measure, which uses AR to accurately measure real-world objects.

ARKit 2 also comes with the ability to have multiplayer AR games.

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