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 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 it.

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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 iPad Pro with LiDAR scanner, physical therapists and patients will soon be able to get quantified information on their 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‑size Minecraft world.


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.


Snapchat is a fun way to share the moment and express yourself with Filters, Lenses, Bitmojis, and all kinds of ways to send photos and videos to your friends and family. Explore AR-enabled Lenses to change your look, dance with your own Bitmoji or even play games with your face.


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.


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 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. On the new iPad Pro with LiDAR scanner, you’ll soon be able to furnish your room with smart suggestions for products that go with your existing furniture as well as fit in the space.

AR Quick Look.

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

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 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 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


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


  • iPod touch
    (7th generation)