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AR Quick Look

AR Quick Look is a feature of ARKit, Apple’s augmented reality development platform for iPhone and iPad. It’s a tool that enables 3D object files to be embedded in Apple’s pre-installed apps, including Safari, Messages, Mail, News, and Notes.  With AR Quick Look, you just need to tap on an AR object on your iPhone and you’ll be presented with an interface for placing a 3D object within a live view of your surroundings. You can then move around that object just as if it were really there, and they can even be animated.

For example, online shopping services can give you an AR-enhanced view of their products on your iOS device, effectively embedding a 3D model of them in your surroundings.


  • People Occlusion
    • AR content realistically passes behind and in front of people in the real world, making AR experiences more immersive while also enabling green screen-style effects in almost any environment
  • Motion Capture
    • Capture the motion of a person in real-time with a single camera. By understanding body position and movement as a series of joints and bones, you can use motion and poses as an input to the AR experience — placing people at the center of AR.
  • Simultaneous Front and Back Camera
    • Simultaneously use face and world tracking on the front and back cameras, opening up new possibilities. For example, users can interact with AR content in the back camera view using just their face.
  • Multiple Face Tracking
    • ARKit Face Tracking tracks up to three faces at once, using the TrueDepth camera on iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, and iPad Pro to power front-facing camera experiences like Memoji and Snapchat.
  • Collaborative Sessions
    • With live collaborative sessions between multiple people, you can build a collaborative world map, making it faster for you to develop AR experiences and for users to get into shared AR experiences like multiplayer games.
  • Additional Improvements
    • Detect up to 100 images at a time, and get an automatic estimate of the physical size of the image. 3D-object detection is more robust, as objects are better recognized in complex environments. And now, machine learning is used to detect planes in the environment even faster.


  • Build unparalleled augmented reality experiences for hundreds of millions of users on iOS, the biggest AR platform in the world. With ARKit 3
  • Reality Composer
    • a powerful new app that lets you easily create AR experiences
  • RealityKit
    • a new high-level augmented reality framework, there’s never been a better time to delve into AR