The iOS 11.3 update, seeded to developers and public beta testers last week, introduces ARKit 1.5, an upgraded version of the set of tools developers can use to create augmented reality apps for the iPhone and the iPad.
As it turns out, ARKit 1.5 can do a lot of neat things. It can map irregularly shaped surfaces for better detection of your surroundings, and it can also recognize and map vertical surfaces like walls and doors, so you can use AR to place and detect items on walls.
Over the course of the last week, developers have been testing out ARKit 1.5 and sharing short demo videos on Twitter, providing a look at just what will be possible with augmented reality [...]
Apple’s Beats By Dre brand has teamed up with UNDEFEATED for a new series of products featuring a tiger camouflage design in shades of green, white, and black.
The collaboration includes a new set of UNDEFEATED BeatsX Earphones and a new Beats Pill+ speaker, both of which come in a unique colorway and are available to purchase from Apple’s online store.
The BeatsX Earphones, available for $179.95, are black and green with a matching tiger camo carrying case.
The Beats Pill+ Speaker, available for $199, uses the same camo pattern for the speaker mesh, with a black middle section for the control buttons that features prominent [...]
In a new episode of IGN’s „Unfiltered“ interview series, thatgamecompany co-founder Jenova Chen discussed a variety of topics, including the developer’s upcoming iOS- and tvOS-only game „Sky,“ the „malicious“ intent of some mobile games, and how Sky’s payment model is its „biggest innovation.“
Specifically, Chen talked about how the iOS App Store and other mobile gaming platforms have affected the gaming industry as a whole, and his hopes that Sky can potentially become counter programming to those titles. Instead of using a payment model that is „downright malicious,“ Chen teased that Sky’s [...]
Following a report that the United States government is investigating Apple’s power management function that slows down some older iPhone models, Apple issued a statement on late Tuesday confirming that it has „received questions from some government agencies“ and is „responding to them.“
In the statement, Apple also confirmed the timing of its promised power management toggle, allowing customers with an iPhone 6 through iPhone 7 Plus to disable the function: it will be rolling out in a future iOS 11.3 beta version in February. The software update will be publicly released later this spring.
Apple’s full statement was shared by [...]