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Apple TV+ Brings Augmented Reality to ‘For All Mankind: Time Capsule’ app

Apple TV+ Brings Augmented Reality to ‘For All Mankind: Time Capsule’ app
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“For All Mankind: Time Capsule” now available for free to download from the App Store [Direct download link] for iPhone and iPad in the US country, and Apple will be launching to more countries later this month.

“For All Mankind: Time Capsule” is a new augmented reality (AR) experience that takes the world of the iconic “For All Mankind” Apple TV+ series right into fans’ homes to discover memories of the lives of Danny Stevens (Casey Johnson) and his friends, astronauts Gordo (Michael Dorman) and Tracy Stevens (Sarah Jones), between season one and season two, in the decade.

Fans join Danny as he explores keepsakes full of information about the characters’ off-screen lives and the “For All Mankind” universe, where each item tells the story via an immersive AR experience.

“AR presents a new and exciting opportunity to bring the world of ‘For All Mankind’ literally into the homes of the audience in a way that hasn’t been possible before,” said Ron Moore, creator and executive producer of “For All Mankind.”

“I was intrigued from the very beginning at the idea that we could use AR to immerse the audience in the alternate history aspect of the series, explaining and illustrating some of the historical events and technological advances that are implied in the show but which we never had a chance to fully present. Using this technology allows the audience to immerse themselves into the series by interacting with objects, people, and media in an impactful and meaningful way that will bring them even closer to the world we’ve created.”

AR is used to create a unique connection with the world of “For All Mankind,” in the “For All Mankind: Time Capsule” experience, enabling those who experience it to actually see and communicate with the objects, and each AR object tells a story. A simple mixtape shows how young love started first.

A home Apple II computer is not only a place to play “Crater Quest,” but a place for Danny and his friend Kelly to read D-mail messages that contain secrets of the changing lives of teenagers.

Fans will be able to use an old slide projector on devices with a LiDAR scanner, like iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, and iPad Pro, to view images of Danny and some family photos of the Stevens, perfectly projected on any wall in their room. And objects as commonplace as a newspaper and a response computer shed light on impactful incidents in the lives of Danny, Gordo, and Tracy Stevens, revealing more about the alternate world of “For All Mankind” and what’s coming in season two.