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pontavignon said:Does this recently-announced Android ability to measure AR depth with a single camera and no other tech signal that superior software enablements are allowing them to catch up to Apple in the field without resorting to more sophisticated and expensive tools? I have no idea how fast the Android method works, and what is the relative level of its precision. What say DED, or anyone else who knows more than me.
ihatescreennames said:AppleInsider said:
I fully believe Apple is working on glasses and most of these advancements are aimed at that. While true about Apple immediately have the largest AR platform I don’t think, currently, that really means anything. Has there been anyone ever that was excited enough about ARKit that it compelled them to upgrade their phone? I doubt it. However, I personally know several people who have upgraded due to camera enhancements.
because that seems to answer your questions.
jdb8167 said:This makes it pretty clear that the developer transition kit isn't a Mac mini outfitted with an Apple Silicon SoC, but rather an iPad Pro logic board hooked up to multiple USB ports, Ethernet, and HDMI for convenience. It sports the same Bluetooth 5.0 and 802.11ac WiFi, and can attach to an SSD for storage using USB-C.
This jumped out at me. The 2020 iPad Pro does not have 802.11ac WiFi but instead the latest standard 802.11ax WiFi 6. It is weird that this Developer Transition Kit doesn't support WiFi 6 when clearly Apple has the silicon to support it. It must be a driver problem. They have an iOS driver for whatever chipset they are using but not a macOS 11 driver.
Obviously, this isn't a serious lack on the DTK. I just found it interesting.
MplsP said:In another thread people were discussing the significance of the absence of thunderbolt On the developer Mac mini. My initial assumption was that Apple surely would be including it since leaving it off would be too big of a compromise In functionality, but as I’m reading this story I’m wondering about it again - if the Mac mini is meant for developers to get their software going, doesn’t the absence of TB hamstring that goal? Of perhaps it’s just because they ‘crammed an iPad into a mini box’ because that’s all they have ready right now?If there were functional TB3 ports, it would indicate that the DTKit was instead a Mac mini with an A12Z bolted on the side, instead of basically an iPad Pro with much more RAM installed.
mretondo said:Completely disagree, the ARM chip could have been compared to a Mac mini or whatever Mac they saw fit but they didn’t! They showed FCP and said it’s fast but didn’t even say it’s X times faster than XXX. I’ve been with Apple since 1980 and been an Apple ][, Mac and iPhone develop. They are definitely hiding real speeds. The ARM MAC would be great for a low end Mac Book to get the better battery life buts that’s it.