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Should I upgrade for the sake of AR?

09-21-2017, 10:51 PM
Joined: Sep 2017
Posts: 21
Should I upgrade for the sake of AR?


Is AR a worthwhile reason to upgrade?

I use an iPhone 6 + iPad Mini 4. Neither qualifies for the AR functions in IOS 11. Does it feel like a gimmick in IOS 11 or it is actually a major new feature in gaming and in the way we interact with our phones in general? Both devices I own are one year old and I was planning to upgrade them in one year from now. Am I'm missing out on anything major?
09-22-2017, 04:34 AM
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: U.S.A., earth
Posts: 273
If you won't upgrade for another year, may as well wait and see till then. Plus, dunno if you're going to be able to get a new iPhone soon anyways due to the usual supply woes.

09-22-2017, 07:47 AM
Joined: May 2011
Location: Seattle
Posts: 450
I'm still not entirely sure what ARkit adds - since I've had AR apps installed ever since my first iPhone (3GS)....
09-22-2017, 08:56 AM
Joined: Aug 2011
Location: ohio
Posts: 656
I've tried this on a couple of apps with my 10.5 inch iPad Pro. It's not useful enough to update solely for that purpose. I feel the same with the 3D effect on the Nintendo 3DS; it's cool but it just seems to be a gimmick.
09-22-2017, 09:58 AM
Joined: Nov 2014
Location: Eos
Posts: 3,409
Guys AR will be a whole lot more than a gimmick it's not even been a week since ios11 released
give it time AR has the ability to be useful in many areas besides just gaming although I do think
gaming AR will get much better soon
09-22-2017, 12:42 PM
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 11,344
I wouldnít upgrade yet. As the post above says AR games will probably be really good eventually but at the moment it just seems like gimmicky type of games. Iíll sit out a year and then maybe get an iPhone 9 whenever thatís out
09-22-2017, 02:39 PM
Joined: Nov 2014
Location: Eos
Posts: 3,409
Right now Iím on 6s plus still but I have a iPhone 5s I keep with iOS9 that way I can play older games on that donít work anymore on newer devices
Thatís the best strategy if you can do it you can even prolly get an older device for Cheap and then only use it for gaming then that way you can have one device with ios11
11 is very good itís more than just AR
09-23-2017, 08:50 AM
Supposedly my old iPad Air donít have access to AR so I canít even try out any of the games using AR,sigh itís not like my parents will allow me to buy a more recent one.
09-26-2017, 05:28 PM
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: California, USA
Posts: 4,955
Yeah, no reason to upgrade solely for the AR apps available so far. After awhile, there will be more for sure, but for now, in your case, Iíd hold off. I just bought a new iPad Pro with 256GB and I did do it, but I DO kinda regret it! Lost many great games I love now that theyíre not supported anymore, and that SUCKS, but trying to recoup as many as I can on my Android device, though many arenít available. All in all, I guess Iíll live through it. Iíd think twice before doing it, then then one more time, though, if I were you! Trying to get used to the App Store the way it is now, but no biggie. Digging the fact that I now have 256GB to play with!! No more not being able to download the newest games anymore!

Last edited by bigrand1; 09-26-2017 at 05:42 PM.
09-26-2017, 06:37 PM
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 3,424
What a crap this AR itís even worse than 3DTV, for children this could be a gimmick but for a few minutes only.