First look at Apple's big jump into augmented reality

One of the first games to use Apple ARKit is a version of Star Wars chess.Image: karissa bell/mashable Apple just jumped head-first into augmented reality. Following months of speculation about what exactly the nature of its ambitions for augmented reality are, the company announced it's building an AR platform directly into iOS. With ARKit, Apple is for the first time offering developers a suite of tools to make dedicated augmented reality apps for iPhones and iPads. SEE ALSO: Apple announces iOS 11 and... we hope you like Siri Like other new iOS 11 features, it will be some time before we see ARKit's full potential, but Apple demoed a couple AR experiences created with the tech to show a bit of what's possible. The flashier of the two demos was the Star Wars HoloChess demo, a callback to the iconic game (which, as any true Star Wars fan knows, is […] Read more »