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This spreadsheet forecasts the installed base of augmented reality (AR) in mobile devices, broken down by platform (Google's ARCore or Apple's ARKit) for major regional and national markets.


  • ARKit 3.0 will take until 2022 to reach more than 90% of the iOS installed base.
  • ARCore rollout is still hamstrung by Android's fragmentation and will reach over 90% compatibility by 2021; five years after Android Nougat's release.

Features and Benefits

  • Evaluates which markets will see higher levels of AR adoption.
  • Assesses how the slow down in Apple's sales will affect the uptake of ARKit 3.0.

Key questions answered

  • Which AR platform will reach the most number of users over the next few years?
  • How quickly will AR reach consumers in emerging regions and markets?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Mobile AR Forecast: 2019–23