ARKit-only apps surpass 13 million downloads in first six months

iPhone and iPad users worldwide have installed more than 13 million augmented reality apps built expressly using Apple’s ARKit framework since they debuted on Sept. 19, 2018, Sensor Tower Store Intelligence data shows.

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The downloads have been heavily concentrated around a few key App Store categories, including Games, Utilities, and Lifestyle. Not surprisingly, Games make up 47% of all ARKit-related downloads. The share of downloads coming from second-place Utilities is15%.

ARKit allows developers to tap into the latest computer vision technologies to build detailed virtual content on top of real-world scenes for interactive gaming, immersive shopping experiences, industrial design and more.