Augmented Reality

What if the line between your imagination and the real world didn’t exist? With augmented reality, not only is that possible, it’s here.

AR transforms how you work, learn, play, shop and connect with the world around you. It’s the perfect way to visualise things that would otherwise be impossible or impractical to see.

Apple has the world’s largest AR platform, with hundreds of millions of AR‑enabled devices, as well as thousands of AR apps on the App Store. And because Apple hardware and software are designed from the ground up for AR, there is no better way to experience AR.

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Here are just a few great ways to experience AR.

Complete Anatomy.

Visualise the human body in intricate detail to learn more about its every part. With Motion Capture on the new iPad Pro with LiDAR Scanner, physiotherapists and patients will soon be able to get quantified information on mobility improvements throughout recovery.

Minecraft Earth.

Discover a whole new dimension to Minecraft as you create, explore and survive in the real world. Share your builds with friends and interact with their characters inside a life‑sized Minecraft world.

iScape.

iScape helps you visualise landscape design ideas for your home’s outdoor living areas. Choose from hundreds of different plant varieties and collaborate on designs with your friends before you break ground.

AR Quick Look.

AR Quick Look gives you instant access to AR experiences straight from Safari, Messages and Mail. Preview an item in your own space and experience it in AR before you make a purchase from a website.

JigSpace.

Learn about the inner workings of everything from a jet engine to a vast coral reef, all in a spatial, interactive way. There are dozens of Jigs across a variety of topics, including machines, science, space and history.

Plantale.

Follow the journey of a plant’s life and explore the intricate internal anatomy of the root, stem, leaf and flower. Observe the different stages of germination and learn about optimum growth conditions with your own virtual plant.

Hot Lava.

The classic Hot Lava game on Apple Arcade will soon put an exciting spin on the new iPad Pro with LiDAR Scanner by turning your lounge room into a lava‑filled obstacle course. Race your character through the course, bouncing off real and virtual objects to complete it.

Apollo’s Moon Shot AR.

Relive the daring NASA Apollo space missions in captivating detail and deepen your knowledge with an AR educational experience from the earth to the moon.

IKEA Place.

IKEA Place lets you imagine how products will look, feel and fit in your home, without ever having to open your front door. On the new iPad Pro with LiDAR Scanner, you’ll soon be able to furnish your room using smart suggestions for products that go with your existing furniture and fit in your space.

Hardware and software designed for AR.

Apple hardware and software are designed together for the best AR experience possible. Advanced cameras, amazing displays, motion sensors and powerful graphics processors combine with customised machine learning and cutting‑edge developer tools to enable realistic and engaging AR experiences. And support for AR is built directly into iOS and iPadOS, so you can experience AR not only from an app, but also within Safari, Mail, Messages, Files and more using AR Quick Look.

Discover more AR experiences
on the App Store.

New apps that take advantage of the power of AR are being developed all the time. And many of your favourite apps are adding new AR features. Find them all now on the App Store.

View augmented reality apps on the App Store

Bring some wonder to the
world with ARKit.

ARKit and RealityKit are cutting‑edge frameworks that make it easy for developers to create captivating augmented reality experiences for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Start making something to marvel at today.

Learn more about developing for AR

Find out if your iOS or iPadOS

device supports AR.*

iPhone

  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone ten s
  • iPhone ten s Max
  • iPhone ten r
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone SE
    (1st and 2nd generation)

iPad

  • iPad Pro
    (all models)
  • iPad Air
    (3rd generation)
  • iPad
    (5th generation or later)
  • iPad mini
    (5th generation)

iPod

  • iPod touch
    (7th generation)