It’s iOS 12 launch day, which means that it’s finally out of beta and onto your iPhone and iPad. It brings a slew of new features with it, including the ability to measure objects in Augmented Reality.
Unsurprisingly, people on the internet jumped on the dick jokes immediately. But be warned — if you’re going to use the Measure app to get a read on your dong, it may not be that accurate.
The measure app for iOS 12 will be good…for certain uses.— d y l a n (@miidylan) September 17, 2018
While everyone seems to be having a great time measuring everything from coffee cups to cats today — we’re not 100 per cent sure how accurate they are.
Lifehacker’s Anthony Caruana told us that he tested the app on a wall in his home with the new Measure app, and then compared it with a good old fashioned tape measure. Sadly, the app took a lot of messing around with to get anything close to an accurate measurement.
Although this is but one report, his experience makes sense. Measure is a first gen AR measurement app — compared to actually measuring something in the real world, there’s probably going to be some discrepancies. With this in mind, it may be best used for approximations, as opposed to really accurate measurements of objects. Or body parts.
Now that iOS 12 lets you measure things using your phone’s camera, I foresee a lot of male egos being shattered.— Sarah McGonagall (@sarahmcgbeauty) September 17, 2018
However, if you still want to give Measure a crack, go right ahead! It lives on the homescreen in iOS 12 and it seems quite easy to use. Simply tap the ‘Plus’ button to start and stop measuring, as well as to combine different points together.
Happy measuring, and remember — people don’t like liars!
Happy iOS 12 day, everybody—after being announced back in June, the final version of Apple’s mobile OS gets pushed out to eager iPhone and iPad users across the world today. You’ll need an iPhone 5C or newer or a 2013 iPad or newer (anything that could run iOS 11, essentially), and when you’ve got the software installed, here’s everything you can do.Read more