Pokemon Go is getting a new ARKit update
Pokemon Go will be one of the first apps to embrace Apple's new AR augmented reality technology.
Apple revealed its new ARKit AR technology during yesterday's WWDC keynote in the US.
The technology will use faster and more stable motion tracking to improve AR apps on iPhone and iPad. Users can also expect improved lighting and scaling effects.
Once the ARKit update goes live, Pokemon will be more grounded and cast realistic shadows.
"Apple is introducing a new platform for developers to help them bring high-quality AR experiences to iPhone and iPad using the built-in camera, powerful processors and motion sensors in iOS devices," reads an Apple statement.
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Apple belives the ARKit update will also benefit home shopping apps like IKEA.
"ARKit allows developers to tap into the latest computer vision technologies to build detailed and compelling virtual content on top of real-world scenes for interactive gaming, immersive shopping experiences, industrial design and more," the post adds.
Pokemon Go's ARKit update doesn't have a release date, but fans can expect to see some improvements when iOS 11 launches later this autumn.
In the meatime, Niantic is reportedly planning to launch the Pokemon Go Fire and Ice event in time for E3.
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The Fire and Ice event is said to have a June 13 start date and 9pm BST start time.
The week long event is expected to end of June 20 at 9pm BST.
Fans will reportedly earn bonuses for Nice, Great, and Excellent Throws, as well as Curveballs and First Throws.
No doubt there will also be an abundance of Fire and Ice Pokemon, although nothing has been confirmed so far.