Pokemon Go on iOS now supports Apple’s ARKit for improved mechanics

December 20th, 2017   decode   news

Today Niantic Labs and the Pokemon Company, the entities behind the hugely successful Pokemon Go game, have announced a new set of features coming to iPhones. They are collectively called AR+, and are made possible by leveraging Apple’s ARKit framework, which debuted in iOS 11.

For that reason, you need to be running that version of the OS or a newer one in order to see the new functionality. You also have to sport an iPhone 6s or newer model.

So what’s the fuss about? Well, first off, with AR+ the Pokemon are fixed to a point in space, so you can walk up real close to them and see…

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