Walking into an Apple Store can bring back memories of iPods, iMac G3s and those Apple ads from the 2000s. But you don’t need to rely on old memories to travel back in time. A new application developed by Michael Steeber allows you to revisit the most famous Apple Stores on their opening days.
The app, called Apple Store Time Machine, is free to install and works on both Apple Silicon and Intel Macs. It’s painstakingly detailed and features four locations: Apple Tyson Corner in Virginia (2001), Apple Stanford Shopping Center in California (2004) , Apple Fifth Avenue in New York (2006), and the beloved Apple Infinite Loop in California (2016).
I built a time machine. A time machine that transports you to the era of iPods and boxed software. The Apple Store Time Machine: pic.twitter.com/v4b5oBMPxP
-Michael Steeber (@MichaelSteeber) July 25, 2022
You can interact with various items in the Apple Store Time Machine, including computers, software, and phones. But I am surprised by the detail. Even if you visited these stores on opening day, you’ll find new things you missed or forgot about, including sweepstakes coupons.
Once again, Apple Store Time Machine can be installed for free on Mac computers. It doesn’t run on Windows without a virtual machine.