iOS 11 ARKit Demo Shows iPhone 8 In Augmented Reality [Video]

Apple’s iPhone 8 is expected to debut this September, and there have been rumors flying around about it for a long, long time at this point. That’s great in that we get to receive little teasers about what will likely be the biggest smartphone release of the year, but it does also unfortunately mean that there are likely to be few surprises when the phone is finally unveiled later this year.

We won’t worry too much about that just now though, because based on the existing rumors a new video has been created, and it’s pretty impressive.

What makes this video so interesting is the fact that it not only takes existing rumors and turns them into semi-reality, but also uses new AR technology introduced alongside iOS 11 at WWDC as well.

Apple will launch iOS 11 alongside the new iPhone 8 if past history is anything to go by, and that release will include ARKit, a new framework to allow augmented reality apps to be built. ConceptsiPhone has taken that framework and created a new video in which an iPhone 8, or at least one based on rumors, can be seen on a wooden table in all its augmented reality glory. And my, does it look great.

iOS 11 introduces ARKit, a new framework that allows you to easily create unparalleled augmented reality experiences for iPhone and iPad. By blending digital objects and information with the environment around you, ARKit takes apps beyond the screen, freeing them to interact with the real world in entirely new ways.

The video itself doesn’t show us anything we haven’t seen before, and the black slab of iPhone with an edge-to-edge display is something that has been appearing in concepts for years. What makes this so interesting is the ARKit addition, and if developers can create this kind of thing we can’t wait to see what they come up with next.

(Source: ConceptsiPhone [YouTube])

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