TikTok has released its first augmented reality filter that can use the iPhone 12 Pro’s LIDAR sensor for an enhanced confetti effect that realistically settles on people or objects in your room.
The effect itself is just a somewhat delayed 2021 ball drop (which feels like it would have been much more useful a few days ago.) But the ball drop filter is just the beginning, with TikTok promising to “develop more innovative effects in 2021. And the fact that one of the most popular video platforms in the world jumps aboard with support for one of the highlighting features on Apple̵
To call in 2021, we launched our first AR effect on the new iPhone 12 Pro, using LiDAR technology that allows us to create effects that interact with your environment – visually bridge the digital and physical world. We are excited to develop more innovative effects in 2021! pic.twitter.com/6yFD2FfHta
– TikTokComms (@tiktok_comms) January 6, 2021
TikTok is not the only large company looking at Apple’s LIDAR technology. Snapchat, one of the other major players in augmented reality filters, has already added support for Apple’s LIDAR sensor back in October, allowing creators to build their own enhanced AR filters for the app.