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 visualize things that would be impossible or impractical to see otherwise.

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.

Clips.

AR Spaces enhance your real‑world environment with playful, immersive effects. Using LiDAR to sense depth,1 AR Spaces let you set off explosions of confetti, create a virtual dance floor in your room, or leave a trail of stars in your wake. Record a fun message or announcement — or a video just because — in ready‑for‑social vertical or horizontal orientation, then share your newly augmented world.

Snapchat.

Communicate with your friends in fun and delightful ways with AR effects in Snapchat. With the LiDAR Scanner,1 watch your space transform into a magical forest complete with grass on the floor, flowers on the table, vines on the wall, and a never-ending starry sky.

ARki.

ARki helps you visualize 3D projects in augmented reality so you can view, share, and communicate your designs with clarity. Using the latest LiDAR and People Occlusion technologies in ARKit,1 ARki lets you place and visualize objects at world scale for maximum realism — or as a miniature on your desk.

AR Quick Look.

AR Quick Look gives you instant access to AR experiences right 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 objects 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, history, and how‑to.

DSLR Camera.

Capture and record spectacular shots. There’s no need to manually mask objects or people. The LiDAR Scanner captures depth so text and graphics can be moved behind people and objects in a matter of seconds.1

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 living room into a lava‑filled obstacle course. Race your character through the course, bouncing off both 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. With the LiDAR Scanner,1 you’ll be able to furnish your room with smart suggestions for products that both go with your existing furniture and fit in your space.

Museum Alive.

Museum Alive uses the power of AR to bring extinct creatures back to life. Guided by Sir David Attenborough, you’ll discover ancient creatures and photorealistic 3D versions of the fossils they left behind.

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 custom 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 favorite 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 5 and RealityKit are cutting‑edge frameworks that make it easy for developers to create captivating augmented reality experiences for iPhone and iPad. 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 13
  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • 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 generation)
  • iPhone SE
    (2nd generation)

iPad

  • iPad Pro 12.9‑inch
    (5th generation)
  • iPad Pro 11‑inch
    (3rd generation)
  • iPad Pro 12.9‑inch
    (4th generation)
  • iPad Pro 11‑inch
    (2nd generation)
  • iPad Pro 12.9‑inch
    (3rd generation)
  • iPad Pro 11‑inch
    (1st generation)
  • iPad Pro 12.9‑inch
    (2nd generation)
  • iPad Pro 12.9‑inch
    (1st generation)
  • iPad Pro 10.5‑inch
  • iPad Pro 9.7‑inch
  • iPad Air (4th generation)
  • iPad Air (3rd generation)
  • iPad (9th generation)
  • iPad (8th generation)
  • iPad (7th generation)
  • iPad (6th generation)
  • iPad (5th generation)
  • iPad mini
    (6th generation)
  • iPad mini
    (5th generation)

iPod

  • iPod touch
    (7th generation)