Apple Posts Gyro-Enabled, 360-Degree View Of Its Grand Central Retail Store

Apple Posts Gyro-Enabled, 360-Degree View Of Its Grand Central Retail Store


Apple Store, Grand Central, which officially opened for business for the New York terminal’s over 1 Million holiday shoppers over this past weekend, has this week gotten itself an awesome, 360 panoramic view of inside its four walls.

Available for viewing on Apple’s official page for the physical retail store, what’s special about this panoramic offering is that it can only be viewed when you load the page on either an iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad 2 or iPod touch (Generation 4).

This is because, unlike the store’s other internal shots on display, the photo in Apple’s Grand Central gallery marked “360″ is actually gyroscope-enabled. Chris Oldroyd for TiPB explains just how to get there.

To see the picture, you will need to visit the Grand Central Apple’s store page from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Select view more photographs and you will see a list of pictures on the right, at the very bottom is one marked 360. Click on it and the picture will open and you will then be able to look around by holding your device and turning around as if you where actually standing on the spot.

Originally highlighted by the guys over at TNW, (as far as we’re aware), this is the first time Apple had deployed such panoramic web technology for its retail store pages, and it should certainly be interesting to see if the firm chooses to add similar interactive views for its more than 300 stores worldwide.

Check it out by heading here on your iOS-powered device.