Apple’s Augmented Reality toolkit will be a primary channel for early AR/VR experience. The idea of using a phone or tablet to frame the world, however, feels like a short-term solution. Glasses have to be coming.
Following months of speculation about what exactly the nature of its ambitions for augmented reality are, the company announced it’s building an AR platform directly into iOS. With ARKit, Apple is for the first time offering developers a suite of tools to make dedicated augmented reality apps for iPhones and iPads.