“The chronic problem with augmented reality has always been one of practicality. You could have the most basic forms of AR on your regular phone, as provided by apps like Layar, which has been around since 2009, but those have never been particularly compelling,” Savov writes. “Or you could have more sophisticated and appealing augmentations, as presented by Google’s Tango project, but you’d need a big fat phablet to lug around to make them happen. Apple’s difference is to combine the convenience of your daily phone with the appeal of advanced AR.”
“Looking at this distance-measuring app, it seems so simple and obvious,” Savov writes. ” At WWDC earlier this month, Craig Federighi described ARKit as ‘the largest AR platform in the world,’ and he was right. Apple’s AR will immediately reach millions of people who already have the requisite hardware.”
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