What you need to know
- Apple has released ARKit 3.5 to developers today.
- The update brings Scene Geometry, Instant AR, and more.
- All of the features make use of the new iPad Pro's LiDAR scanner.
Today, Apple released ARKit 3.5 to developers in an announcement on the company's developer website (opens in new tab). The update allows developers to take advantage of the new LiDAR scanner in the new iPad Pro to bring new AR experiences to their apps.
According to the update notes, ARKit 3.5 brings Scene Geometry, Instant AR, and Improved Motion Capture and People Occlusion to developers.
Scene Geometry allows developers to use the LiDAR scanner to create a topological map of a space that brings real-world physics to AR experiences in their app. You can now also instantly place AR objects in the real world without scanning the environment.
You can check out all of the new changes to ARKit on Apple's developer website (opens in new tab).
Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
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