Product Hunt Daily Digest
July 3rd, 2017
The iPhone 8 will be great, but iOS 11 is going to blow your mind. πŸ˜³

iOS 11 introduces a customizable control panel, screen recording, playable GIFs in Photos, and iCloud versions of Venmo and Dropbox. But the real game-changer is ARKit.

Developers have been playing with it for a few weeks since its debut at WWDC and we’re starting to see practical use cases (like an AR measuring tape, upvoted by more than 1,400 people) to Elon Musk-level “sci-fi” (like a SpaceX rocket landing in someone's backyard).

You can see all these videos on Made With ARKit, and we recommend you follow the @MadeWithARKit Twitter account. πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

Here’s what you need to know: ARKit lets developers make apps that blend virtual objects with your environment. As the first demo apps show, the technology is powerful and will be an accelerant toward our AR and mixed reality future.

iOS 11 drops to the public in September. We asked Robert Scoble for his thoughts. He said: “195 million users in September is why ARKit matters.” In a few months, Apple will have the biggest AR platform on Day 1.
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