What if the line between your imagination and the real world didn’t exist? With augmented reality, not only is that possible, it’s here.
AR transforms how you work, learn, play, shop, and connect with the world around you. It’s the perfect way to visualise things that would be impossible or impractical to see otherwise.
Apple has the world’s largest AR platform, with hundreds of millions of AR‑enabled devices, as well as thousands of AR apps on the App Store. And because Apple hardware and software are designed from the ground up for AR, there is no better way to experience it.
Visualise the human body in intricate detail to learn more about its every part. With Motion Capture on iPad Pro with LiDAR scanner, physical therapists and patients will soon be able to get quantified information on their mobility improvements throughout recovery.
Apple Iphone Ar
Communicate with your friends in fun and delightful ways with AR effects in Snapchat. With the LiDAR scanner in iPhone 12 Pro, watch your space transform into a magical forest complete with grass on the floor, flowers on the table, vines on the wall and a never-ending starry sky.
Augmented reality iPhone apps have come a long way over the years. You don’t need fancy goggles to try realistic AR games and content on your device either. Thanks to ARKit, developers are bringing more interactive apps to the App Store. Location Anchors leverages the higher-resolution data in Apple Maps to place AR experiences at a specific point in the world in your iPhone and iPad apps. And support for face tracking extends to all devices with the Apple Neural Engine and a front-facing camera, so even more users can experience the joy of AR in photos and videos.
iScape helps you visualise landscape design ideas for your home’s outdoor living areas. Choose from hundreds of different plant varieties and collaborate on designs with your friends before you break ground.
Discover a whole new dimension to Minecraft as you create, explore and survive in the real world. Share your builds with friends and interact with their characters inside a life‑size Minecraft world.
Learn about the inner workings of objects from a jet engine to a vast coral reef, all in a spatial, interactive way. There are dozens of Jigs across a variety of topics, including machines, science, space, history and how‑to.
Capture and record spectacular shots. On iPhone 12 Pro, there’s no need to manually mask objects or people. The LiDAR scanner captures depth so text and graphics can be moved behind people and objects in a matter of seconds.
The classic Hot Lava game on Apple Arcade will soon put an exciting spin on the new iPad Pro with LiDAR scanner by turning your living room into a lava‑filled obstacle course. Race your character through the course, bouncing off both real and virtual objects to complete it.
Apollo’s Moon Shot AR.
Relive the daring NASA Apollo space missions in captivating detail and deepen your knowledge with an AR educational experience from the earth to the moon.
IKEA Place lets you imagine how products will look, feel and fit in your home, without ever having to open your front door. On the new iPad Pro with LiDAR scanner, you’ll soon be able to furnish your room with smart suggestions for products that go with your existing furniture as well as fit in the space.
AR Quick Look.
AR Quick Look gives you instant access to AR experiences in Safari, Messages and Mail. Preview an item in your own space and experience it in AR before you make a purchase from a website.
Follow the journey of a plant’s life and explore the intricate internal anatomy of the root, stem, leaf and flower. Observe the different stages of germination and learn about optimum growth conditions with your own virtual plant.
Hardware and software designed for AR.
Apple hardware and software are designed together for the best AR experience possible. Advanced cameras, amazing displays, motion sensors and powerful graphics processors combine with custom machine learning and cutting‑edge developer tools to enable realistic and engaging AR experiences. And support for AR is built directly into iOS and iPadOS, so you can experience AR not only from an app, but also within Safari, Mail, Messages, Files and more using AR Quick Look.
Discover more AR experiences
on the App Store.
New apps that take advantage of the power of AR are being developed all the time. And many of your favourite apps are adding new AR features. Find them all now on the App Store.
Bring some wonder to the
world with ARKit.
ARKit and RealityKit are cutting‑edge frameworks that make it easy for developers to create captivating augmented reality experiences for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Start making something to marvel at today.
Find out if your iOS or iPadOS
device supports AR.*
- iPhone 12 Pro
- iPhone 12 Pro Max
- iPhone 12 mini
- iPhone 12
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone 11
- iPhone ten s
- iPhone ten s Max
- iPhone ten r
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone SE
- iPad Pro
- iPad Air
- iPad Air
(5th generation or later)
- iPad mini
Is My Phone AR Compatible?
To view KITS projects on your smartphone in augmented reality, you will need to have the KITS Mobile XRPro viewer installed and your device must meet certain requirements.
ARCore and ARKit
Your device requires ARCore (Android) or ARKit (iOS) to experience augmented reality and must be installed on your smartphone to continue with AR apps.
“ARCore is Googles platform for building augmented reality experiences. Using different APIs, ARCore enables your phone to sense its environment, understand the world and interact with information.” – Google
Newer device models will have AR software already integrated into your phone. Make sure you are running iOS 11.0 on your iPhone or have the ARCore app installed from the Google Play Store.
Requirements for ARCore for Android:
- Android 7.0 or later (some devices will need at least Android 8.0 in order for ARCore to work)
- Device that originally shipped with the Google Play Store
- Internet access in order to update ARCore
Requirements for ARKit for iOS:
- Device running iOS 11.0
- A9 processor or later
- iPhone Models:
– iPhone SE (Second Gen)
– iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max
– iPhone XS and XS Max
– iPhone XR
– iPhone X
– iPhone 8, 8 Plus
– iPhone 7, 7 Plus
– iPhone 6S, 6S Plus
– iPhone SE
Current Supported Android Devices:
For a full list of supported devices visit the Google support page here.
Iphone Ar Glasses
- Asus Zenfone AR
- Asus Zenfone ARES
- Google Nexus 5X
- Google Nexus 6P
- Google Pixel, Pixel XL
- Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL
- Nokia 6 (2018)
- Nokia 8 Sirocco
- Huawei P20, P20 Pro
- Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design
- LG G6
- LG G7 ThinQ
- LG V30, V30+, V30+ JOJO
- LG V35 ThinQ
- Moto G5S Plus
- Moto G6
- Moto Z2 Force
- OnePlus 3T
- OnePlus 5
- Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
- Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)
- Samsung Galaxy A8, Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018)
- Samsung Galaxy Note 8
- Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge
- Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+
- Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+
- Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S