Apple ARKit Vs. Google Tango
We are all anticipating the release of the Zenfone AR that will include support for both Google Tango and Daydream. However, it appears Apple is not far behind.
Apple announced ARKit. Apple's new augmented reality platform for developers. The tool allows app makers to draw on detailed camera and sensor data to map digital objects into 3-D space.
This breakdown will obviously be changed over the course of time, but here is what we know so far
Work on most phones?
No, currenlty only Zenfone and Lenovo Fab - Will require hardware update for all phones
No,Tango has extra camera to pick up depth data. Scan an entire room, and build a 3D model.
Yes, well iPhones of course
Yes, requires a separate peripheral in iOS like Occipital’s new app "Structure Sensor"
No, for now. Apple says ARKit also uses a fraction of the phone’s CPU, so it could make AR less of a resource drain.