This may be the most impressive use of Apple’s new AR software yet

We’ve seen developers do some really cool things with ARKit, Apple’s new augmented-reality development software, ever since the toolkit was announced and released in early June. But this new example just might be the best one yet.

Just over a week ago, France-based consulting agency Nedd released a 44-second clip that shows a really cool ARKit application: an inter-dimensional portal.


In the clip below, which was shot with an iPhone, the camera superimposes a virtual door that leads into a virtual jungle on top of the real world. The door stays in place as the camera moves around.

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When you step through the portal, you can see the real world through that same doorway.

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It’s a very good effect. Here’s the full video.


This kind of augmented-reality technology will be coming to iPhones and iPads this fall through the iOS 11 update, but recent reports suggest Apple also plans to implement this technology into a pair of smart eye glasses, to be released within the next year or two.

Apple CEO Tim Cook is emphatic about augmented reality. Here’s a real quote he said to Bloomberg:

“We’re building it into iOS 11, opening it to ­developers-and unleashing the creativity of millions of people. Even we can’t predict what’s going to come out,” Cook said. “I am so excited about it, I just want to yell out and scream.”