Measure tool is an early highlight of the iOS 12 update

Augmented reality measuring is the best new pastime of 2018.

iOS 12 is rolling out to iPhone and iPad users, but one of its less celebrated new features has been capturing the imagination of users on Twitter.

The new Measure app allows users to deploy augmented reality and the iPhone camera to measure objects around them.

It doesn’t sound like the most mesmerising of features, but many are already quite taken with it, particularly when it comes to measuring people and pets.

Others were just happy to have the tool in their lives.

The iOS 12 update also includes new Animoji and introduces personalised Memoji, as well as performance improvements and other features, but an AR measuring tool is all everyone really wanted, apparently.

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