iOS 11 set for release on 19 September

Apple are due to release the highly anticipated iOS 11 to compatible devices on 19 September, meaning owners of recent Apple devices could have an AR-capable device before the launch of the new iPhone.

The new operating system supports Apple’s big move into the AR space, ARKit, which was released earlier this year. The AR development tool will now be available on hundreds of millions of iPhones and iPads after the release of the new flagship smartphone.

The release of iOS 11 makes the experiences so far...

By Colm Hebblethwaite, 13 September 2017, 0 comments. Categories: iOS.

Simian launches app update for iOS 360/VR video support

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Another day, another VR issue solved. This time, it’s media sharing platform Simian, which has launched an update to its Simian Now! app to support VR/360 video on iOS.

Over three-quarters of creative companies use iOS devices, but they don’t natively support VR/360 videos, a recent Simian report found. This could only be done previously via apps such as Facebook.

And as VR/360 video...

By Rachael Power, 22 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: iOS.

YouTube on iOS gets Google Cardboard support for VR videos

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YouTube users on iOS can now experience VR videos on Google Cardboard, thanks to the app’s latest update.

Version 11.18 has launched Google Cardboard support, so viewers can “watch any video in VR”.

YouTube has supported 360 degree videos since May 2015, and late last year the functionality was released for the Android version of the app.

But now, iOS device owners only need...

By Rachael Power, 18 May 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, iOS.