One of iOS 16's biggest upgrades has finally arrived

ios 16, apple, news
Source: Apple

What you need to know

  • iOS 16 is getting a new RoomPlan tool that will let developers create apps for scanning rooms.
  • RoomPlan uses ARKit and your iPhone or iPad’s camera and LiDAR scanner to create a 3D floor plan of a room including dimensions.
  • Apple has now added the framework to iOS and iPadOS 16 with the latest beta.

Apple has rolled out the second developer betas of iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 this week and has confirmed that the RoomPlan framework is now available.

The beta’s release notes state:

The RoomPlan framework is now available in iOS & iPadOS 16, enabling 3D parametric model creation of an interior room. The framework uses a device’s sensors, trained machine learning models, and RealityKit rendering capabilities to capture the physical surroundings of an interior room. APIs are available for end-to-end scanning experience, real-time data structures for custom UI creation, and both USD and USDZ generation of 3D room models. (84170837)

The new RoomPlan feature is a much-touted upgrade in iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 that will let developers create room scanning tools for users on devices like iPhone 13 and M1 iPad Pro (2021). As noted, this isn’t a feature in and of itself, but rather a tool for developers to create new apps and experiences for users. Apple says the tool can help customers “make more informed decisions by using RoomPlan to create a floor plan of a room directly in your apps” with applications in real estate, e-commerce, or even hospitality. For example, by using RoomPlan and an app from a company like IKEA you could ensure that the furniture you’re trying to buy will definitely fit in the space you’re trying to fill with accurate measurements. The scans will include info about walls, cabinets, and other types of furniture as detected.

ios 16, apple, news
Source: Apple

The introduction of RoomPlan to the new betas this week means developers can finally start tinkering with the tool and figure out how to create great apps that will benefit users. iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 will be available as a public beta next month before its official release in the fall, likely falling in line with the iPhone 14 launch. If you can’t wait for that, these Prime Day iPhone deals will be a great shout for picking up an iPhone this summer.

News Related

OTHER NEWS

Salt City, The Broken News, Udan Patolas, She season 2: Best streaming picks from June

Applause Entertainment’s Salt City on SonyLIV is a revelation. How simply wonderful to sit through an uncluttered neatly arranged nimbly knitted unhurried slow-burn series which tells it like it is. ... Read more »

Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd in Arsenal battle for Martinez, De Jong blow as Lukaku leaves Chelsea

jQuery(function(){ if (typeof jwplayer_load == typeof indefined) { var jwplayer_load = 1; jQuery(window).load(function(){ jQuery(".sc_video_shortcode_jwplayer").each(function(){ var _this = $(this); jQuery.get(jQuery(this).attr("url"), function(data, status){ if (typeof data.split("\n") !== typeof undefined) { var src ... Read more »

Debt recovery platform Spocto hires ex-Google, Amazon executives

ETtechSpocto, a Mumbai-based artificial intelligence-powered debt recovery platform, has brought on board a slew of executives, who have worked with tech giants such as Amazon and Google, on its tech ... Read more »

Has Walmart Fallen Victim to a Yanluowang Ransomware Attack?

Walmart has allegedly been breached by the Yanluowang gang for ransomware. After claiming to have encrypted thousands of computers, hackers from the Yanluowang gang reportedly launched a ransomware attack against ... Read more »

FCC Commissioner Wants TikTok Removed From App Stores Due to National Security Concerns

A commissioner of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has renewed calls for Apple and Google to boot out the TikTok app from their app stores over reports detailing national ... Read more »

Apple Watch 8 — this is what it needs for me to upgrade

The rumored Apple Watch 8 rugged edition could win me over Read more »

Hutchinson Testimony Gets the ‘Body Language Expert’ Treatment on Newsmax

© Provided by The Daily Beast Newsmax Conservative media figures have been working overtime to discredit the bombshell testimony of Cassidy Hutchinson, the former aide of Mark Meadows who told ... Read more »

Queen Elizabeth news: Prince Harry & Meghan SPOTTED with Oprah Winfrey sparking fears of ANOTHER bombshell interview

PRINCE Charles and Camilla were “absolutely thrilled” during their meeting meeting with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle when they returned to the UK, a royal source says. The heir and wife ... Read more »

Boris Johnson news – live: PM rules out early election amid sinking poll numbers

LIVE – Updated at 06:04 Prime minister Boris Johnson has ruled out calling an early general election, amid polls showing dwindling support for the Conservative Party. An exclusive poll for ... Read more »

Intuit to stop offering QuickBooks Online products in India from January 2023

© Vikas SN Intuit to stop offering QuickBooks Online products in India from January 2023 Intuit Quickbooks, an online accounting software for small businesses, will stop selling in India, the ... Read more »

Tesla ranks low on EV quality, battery vehicles more problematic: Report

ETtechThe global chip shortage and supply chain woes have hit electric vehicle (EV) quality across the board, including Tesla that continues its trend of shoddy manufacturing, a new report has ... Read more »

Family of Emmet Till demand arrest of female accuser after recovering 1955 warrant

The surviving family of Emmett Till wants authorities to arrest his accuser, Carolyn Bryant Donham, after an unserved arrest warrant was recently found. AP The family of Emmet Till — ... Read more »

Samsung Teases Launch Of A New Galaxy M-Series Phone In India

Samsung has confirmed that it will launch a new smartphone under the Galaxy M-series in India. The phone’s launch date has been revealed. Samsung will take the wraps off a ... Read more »

Samsung begins 3nm chip production

Samsung Electronics has announced that it has started initial chip production of its 3nm process node applying gate-all-around (GAA) transistor architecture. Multi-Bridge-Cchannel FET (MBCFET), Samsung’s GAA technology implemented for the ... Read more »

QIC Inside Investor Relation Series (13): Good investor relations can be powerful tool to increase company's valuation

“How does good investor relations affect a company’s value?” is often an important consideration for many small and medium-sized companies when deciding whether to invest resources in investor relations. Our ... Read more »

Kia Forte ranks number one in its segment in J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Initial Quality Study for fourth consecutive year

Five Kia Vehicles Take Second Place in Their Respective Segments A wide cross-section of Kia America’s world-class SUVs and sedans received high marks in the J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Initial ... Read more »

Sonos vs. Google patent war is back on, but only for a few Pixel users

Some Google products still infringe Sonos patents, even after Google made changes Read more »

Asrock's 600-series motherboards officially support 13th Gen Raptor Lake CPUs after a BIOS update

Confirmation of backwards compatibility and DDR4 support. Read more »

Check out these Hackaday Reuse, Recycle, Revamp finalist projects

A tiny coding PC, plenty of 3D printing ideas, and even a plastic scanner. Read more »

JD.com extends access to Tencent’s WeChat for three years with US$220 million in stock

JD.com, China’s second largest e-commerce player, has extended its partnership with tech giant Tencent Holdings for three more years in a deal that will continue to give WeChat users easy ... Read more »

2022 Maruti Suzuki Brezza India Launch Live Updates: Price, Features, Specifications, Images

Maruti Suzuki is set to launch the new Brezza subcompact SUV in India today. Bookings for the SUV are currently open with the booking amount set at Rs 11,000. In ... Read more »

How to fix a Fire TV Stick remote that’s not working

There are many reasons that your Amazon Fire TV Stick remote might not be working correctly. We will cover all of these issues and show you to to resolve them, ... Read more »

BREAKING NEWS: Grandstand COLLAPSES and its roof gets ripped off as severe weather wreaks havoc with Australia vs Sri Lanka Test

A grandstand has collapsed on day two of Australia's test against Sri LankaFortunately no one was inside the structure at the timePlay has been delayed due to the strong winds and rain  Read more »

Top Cryptocurrency News on June 30: Bitcoin at Rs 16 lakh, free-fall rattles investors, NFTs and more

Market BuzzBitcoin at over Rs 16 lakh © Provided by Moneycontrol Most cryptocurrencies traded in the red early on June 30 as the global crypto market cap dropped by 2.39 ... Read more »

SoftBank-backed Lenskart acquires Japan’s Owndays

ETtechLenskart, the SoftBank-backed omni-channel eye-wear retailer, has picked up a majority stake in Owndays – Japan’s direct-to-consumer eyewear brand – the company said. The strategic partnership through this merger will ... Read more »

Photographer uses DALL-E 2 AI to automatically edit images better than Photoshop

Cleared that ladybird right up. Read more »

Nothing Phone (1) to Feature 50MP Dual Camera and 120Hz OLED Display, Leaked Specs Sheet Reveals

The Nothing Phone (1) will be powered by a mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ processor. Read more »

India's Fitmint raises $1.6M seed funding led by General Catalyst

In its maiden fundraising round, Bengaluru-based move-to-earn startup Fitmint announced Wednesday it has raised seed funding of $1.6 million from multiple venture capital firms and institutional investors. This seed fundraising ... Read more »

Xiaomi concludes its 2022’s Security and Privacy Awareness Month

Xiaomi concluded its month-long Security and Privacy Awareness Month today (30 June 2022). This is the third consecutive year where the Internet of Things (IoT) and smartphone company gathered its ... Read more »

OnePlus 10T 5G To Launch In 2 Awe-Inspiring Colors In India & Globally

The OnePlus 10T 5G smartphone’s color options for India have been tipped. OnePlus will reportedly launch the handset later this year. The OnePlus 10T has been subject to a lot ... Read more »

Siemens and Nvidia to enable industrial metaverse

Siemens and Nvidia have announced an expansion of their partnership to enable the industrial metaverse and increase use of AI-driven digital twin technology that will help bring industrial automation to ... Read more »

Tata Technologies joins Foxconn-initiated MIH

Tata Technologies, a subsidiary of Tata Group, announced that it had joined the Foxconn-initiated MIH consortium, the third company under Tata Group to join MIH. According to Foxconn’s press release, ... Read more »

VMware shifting to subscription-based biz model

VMware is shifting to a subscription-based business model and will launch vSphere+ and vSAN+ at the end of July 2022, according to the company at an online Asia Paciifc press ... Read more »

Indonesia's Mapan secures $15M Series A funding co-led by Patamar Capital and PT Astra Digital Internasional

Mapan, an Indonesia-based FinTech startup, announced Tuesday it has closed a successful Series A round of $15 million co-led by Patamar Capital and PT Astra Digital Internasional, a subsidiary of ... Read more »

WhatsApp Update Brings New Version of Message Reactions, Here’s What It is

You Can Now Use Any Emoji to React to Messages With Whatsapp’s New Beta Update Read more »

M2 MacBook Air will hit stores on July 15, report says

Apple’s new-look MacBook Air featuring the company’s latest M2 chip is set to go on sale on July 15, according to information obtained by MacRumors. The report goes on to ... Read more »

WH reporters frustrated by Karine Jean-Pierre press briefings, 'lack of news' may lower attendance: Report

White House reporters are allegedly growing frustrated with how White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre has been conducting the daily press briefings. Politico’s “West Wing Playbook” newsletter offered a scathing ... Read more »

iOS 16 News — this is the upgrade I love the most

It's all about My Sports Read more »

Video: BREAKING NEWS: Mother, 20, is shot dead execution-style while walking her three-month old baby in a stroller on New York's Upper East Side

Read more »

Switching from iPhone to Galaxy phones gets easier, but there’s a catch

If you’ve been thinking of switching from an iPhone to a Galaxy (or any Android) smartphone, your life is about to get easier. Google has updated the Switch to Android ... Read more »