Now that iOS 13 is in the wild, developers are showing which magic augmented reality capabilities ARKit 3 can provide.
An outstanding example is the new Meisai AR filter app, developed by Japan's Kitasenju Design, which can create visual illusions that would dissuade Doctor Strange from sorcery.
The app uses the People Occlusion and Motion Capture capabilities of ARKit 3 to cover users' hands with real-time (and sometimes psychedelic) digital patterns and animations.
Conversely, the app's background segment and replace it with the virtual backgrounds to allow the user to temporarily set up the green screen.
Meisai can also display digital clones of a user's attachments, creating a trippy scene for viewers.
The free app is now available Available in the App Store, but only in ARKit 3-compatible iPhones and iPads can run the app.
Meisai is more than just a funky good time. It also shows just how far other AR mobile platforms – such as Snapchat, Google ARCore and Facebook Spark AR – are removed from ARKit from Apple when combined with the latest iPhone and iPad hardware.
of AR features enough to move someone with an iPhone X or older to upgrade to the latest generation hardware? That depends on whether other developers come on board.