It sounds like ARKit is less functionally impressive, so why am I really encouraged by its release? ARKit has that “buttery” sdk feel. In dev forums, I see a lot of iOS and unity developers have been able to play around with it, knowing that when they’re ready to release, their products will be ready to use by consumers who have an iphone. Tango is not built into mass market Android devices, and that has made all the difference.
…aying to it’s strengths when they say they’re looking to have the largest AR platform in the world. Mass Adoption is their game, and throwing AR & VR support in the hands of 78 million people is nothing to scoff at. Couple this with rumors of a shiny new 3d sensor coming in September of this year (courtesy of Himax), and you now have some serious firing power for Apple to make moves with into immersive entertainment.