Home / Rumors / It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about Apple’s rumored augmented reality headset — but that doesn’t mean the company isn’t paving the way for that device. The Cupertino tech giant has been continuing its development of AR technology.

For the most part, that development has been kept relatively quiet. But ARKit 2, announced at WWDC ’18, gives us a glimpse at how the technology is progressing.

It may have been easy to miss, particularly if you don’t have access to the latest iOS 12 betas, but Apple has seriously ramped up the capabilities of its existing AR systems. If you need evidence of that, just take these recent tweets by designer Harley Turan (spotted by Reddit user bwjxjelsbd). Live image detection and tracking have both gotten huge upgrades in iOS 12 and ARKit 2, as evidenced by Turan’s testing.

Turan says that the tracking capabilities of ARKit 2 are “ridiculous,” and added that testing the updated system feels like “playing in the future.” Similarly, take Turan’s tweet showing off augmented reality web browsing. The system basically seems tailor-made for an augmented reality headset.

Rumors of a standalone Apple augmented reality device have been circulating around the internet for quite some time. But beyond pure speculation, there’s actually some hard evidence that Apple is indeed developing such a device. Read more from idropnews.com…

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