During the Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple presented several brand new features for its tablets, starting with iPadOS 16. The firm’s large touch screens were also entitled to new APIs, including RoomPlan, which uses the LiDAR sensor to scan three-dimensional environments.This radar is available on several devices, including the most recent iPad Pro but also the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro. It uses time-of-flight technology (also known as ToF for Time of Flight ) to measure distances in augmented reality, such as that found on the top of some self-driving cars or on robot vacuum cleaners.Model a room from your mobileThe WWDC was the occasion for the first developers to test RoomPlan, and the least we can say is that the result is particularly striking. Judge for yourself, the back sensor of the iPad Pro is for example here able to detect each piece of furniture in a bathroom and this in real time:
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