Walking into an Apple Store may bring back memories of iPods, iMac G3s and those Apple commercials from the 2000s. But you don’t need to rely on old memories to travel back in time. A new app developed by Michael Steeber allows you to review 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 is meticulously detailed and features four locations: Apple Tyson Corner in Virginia (2001), Apple Stanford Mall 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 takes you back to the era of iPods and boxed software. Apple Store Time Machine: pic.twitter.com/v4b5oBMPxP
— Michael Steeber (@MichaelSteeber) July 25, 2022
You can interact with several items in Apple Store Time Machine, including computers, software, and phones. But I am shocked by the detail. Even if you visited these stores on opening day, you’ll find new things you missed or forgot about, including lottery tickets.
Again, Apple Store Time Machine is free to install on Mac computers. It doesn’t work on Windows without a VM.