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On Friday Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple to introduce iPhone-to-iPhone Augmented Reality Sharing on Monday." Under Apple's iOS 12 webpage we see a segment titled "AR gets so real you can share it with friends," where we see that it's iDevice to iDevice and not just iPhone to iPhone.


Apple notes that "ARKit 2 makes it possible for developers to create more immersive augmented reality experiences — even ones that multiple people can experience simultaneously. AR objects can now be sent with Messages and Mail, then viewed in the real world. And a new AR app in iOS called Measure helps you measure real-world objects just by pointing your camera at them.


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Apple went much, much deeper into AR than expected. Federighi introduced a new Open file format called 'USDZ' or Universal Scene Description optimized for sharing. Apple worked together with Pixar and Adobe to create this new file format for AR.


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Apple's SVP of Software Craig Federighi begins the keynote segment on AR (Augmented Reality) at the 15:22 mark of the video below.  



Apple also introduce a new AR app coming to iOS 12 called Measure that allows users to use their camera to look at an object and simply use your finger to point out what you want measured. Sometimes the app will just do it automatically.


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Check it out the entire AR presentation starting at the 15:22 mark as noted above.


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