Games account for over half of the 3M+ ARKit-powered app downloads, 62% of revenue


ARKit, Apple’s augmented reality framework that CEO Tim Cook recently likened to being as “dramatic” a development as the App Store itself, has now been installed more than 3 million times worldwide through a host of ARKit-powered apps and games, according to a new report out today from Sensor Tower.

The app store intelligence firm also examined the most popular ARKit apps, and found that games are currently dominating, in terms of both which apps are available featuring the new technology, as well as what people are downloading.

What makes ARKit compelling, Cook this week explained in a wide-ranging interview with The Independent, is that it allows developers to focus on their passions, while Apple handles the technical hurdles of implementing AR in the mobile apps.

“The…

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