IKEA Launches New App That Lets You Try Furniture In Your Home Before Buying It, And Here's How It Works

Augmented reality may sound like something straight out of the new Blade Runner movie, but if you’ve got an iPhone, it’s going to be at your fingertips this fall – and IKEA is helping.

IKEA Place is a revolutionary app that will completely change the way you shop for your home.
IKEA Place称得上是一款具有革新意义的APP,它开启家居购买的新局面。

Using new technology engineered by Apple, users will have the ability to ‘preview’ how pieces of furniture will look in a room by simply pointing their camera at the space they want to fill.
利用苹果的新技术,你仅需将手机摄像头指向在你想要装扮的区域,便可以在IKEA Place中预览你想要购买的家具的摆放效果。

The app will then superimpose a properly scaled and aligned image of the desired item into the user’s view.

The long-awaited release of Apple’s iOS 11 update is slated for October, and with it will come Apple ARKit, the handheld augmented reality playing field that made IKEA Place possible. Until then, scroll down for a preview, and prepare to be amazed.
据悉,苹果将在今年10月份推出iOS 11正式版。随着Apple ARKit的正式上线,便携式的AR也使得IKEA Place成为现实。届时,你就可以用自己的iPhone坐在家里选家具了。