To mark the one-year anniversary of the launch of ARKit, Apple plans to release important updates to its Augmented Reality Mobile Apps Toolkit at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California next week
Bloomberg reports that ARKit 2.0 , which will come later this year with iOS 12, will provide support for multiplayer experiences.
If true, this announcement would confirm not only the reports earlier this year, but also the capabilities that Google has introduced to its IO developer conference last month with its Cloud Anchors platform. However, it is not clear if Apple's multiplayer style will have the cross-platform qualities of Cloud Anchors.
That's not all. The same report shows that Apple will also bring persistence into mobile AR experiences in iOS 12, a feature that would overtake Google and ARCore.
The combination of multiplayer experiences and persistent content would not only be a major advancement capability for ARKit, but also a step closer to realizing the AR Cloud, for which augmented reality advocates are drooling.
Finally, the report also mentions that iOS 12 will update the process of sending Animoji. Hopefully that means the feature will be solved from the News app, but we do not know it yet.
For more details, we will have to wait for the WWDC next week or anonymous sources to contact us.  Do not Miss: Learn how Shared AR experiences work through Google's cloud anchors.