Visiting a Cupertino company store is often quite an experience for many Apple fans and users. Although the new stores are often very nice and neatly arranged, older stores can often have a little more charm. You can (re)discover that charm with a brand new macOS app.
Perhaps the name Michael Steeber means something to you: this is a journalist who worked at the editorial office of 9to5Mac. In that online publication, he was responsible for all Apple retail news. But Steeber no longer does that; he’s now devoting his time to producing a special app for macOS.
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Steeber was a bit secretive about what he is working on via Twitter, but now the journalist has shown what that is. He announces the Apple Store Time Machine: a macOS app with which you visit old stores. The journalist reports that he’s been working on this for the past seven months.
I’m thrilled to finally share this project with everyone today. It was a joy to build, and I hope it’ll bring back some great memories for you. Download The Apple Store Time Machine here: https://t.co/zD0LMmMr18 pic.twitter.com/C4x68hAymJ
— Michael Steeber (@MichaelSteeber) July 25, 2022
You can now download the app for your Mac. It is compatible with Apple silicon and recently launched Intel versions. When you start the app, you can visit and discover a total of four stores. Streeber has recreated them in great detail in a 3D environment, which you can explore to your heart’s content.
What can you expect from the app?
The Apple Store Time Machine now offers four stores. These are Tysons Corner (2001), Stanford Shopping Center (2004), Fifth Avenue (2006) and Infinite Loop (2015). The first store mentioned is the first Apple Store, where you can visit the Genius Bar, among other things. At the second store you can pick up an iPod mini, among other things.
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The third store is characterized by its glass design and spiral staircase, while the last store has exclusive campus merchandise. Of course you can’t buy anything there, but you can mimic the shopping experience in a digital environment. If you’ve always wanted to visit those stores, now is your chance.
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