Install iOS 11.3 for Improved Augmented Reality
Apple's iOS 11.3 update comes with ARKit 1.5, an update to the company's Augmented Reality solution. This might sound like developer mumbo jumbo, but it brings some exciting changes to average iPhone users as well.
According to Apple, ARKit 1.5 can “recognize and place virtual objects on vertical surfaces like walls and doors, and can more accurately map irregularly shaped surfaces like circular tables.” The current version can only recognize horizontal surfaces.
So where does this come into play for regular users? ARKit apps from companies like IKEA.
In the current IKEA app, you can use Augmented Reality to look at how a piece of furniture might look on your floor at home. However, you can't mount items to your walls within the app. This changes with the introduction of ARKit 1.5.
ARKit 1.5 will also be able to recognize flat pictures (posters, artwork) and bring up additional AR content.
It'll probably take some time for companies to implement these changes, but keep an eye out on the App Store for updates.