Apple launched an Augmented Reality (AR) experiment to promote the arrival of the second season of For All Mankind, the original series shown on the Apple TV + streaming platform. The free app is only available for download from the App Store on the company’s mobile devices in the United States, but is expected to reach other regions soon.
As the video below shows, ‘For All Mankind: Time Capsule’ is an interactive bonus with nostalgic information and objects showing life in the series universe between the time leaps of the seasons – the new episodes take place a decade later.
Models with a LiDAR sensor, such as the iPhone 12 Pro Max and new models of the iPad Pro, have more advanced capabilities and can even communicate with a slide projector. The items belong to Danny Stevens, played by Casey Johnson, and his parents, Gordo and Tracy Stevens.
The interactive feature not only helps to tell what happened during the period, but also details what the characters’ lives are like in this parallel universe.
The series envisions what would have happened to the world if the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union never ended, with Americans falling behind in the fight for a landing on the moon. The second season starts on February 19, 2021.
Is it a clue?
Apple’s bet specifically on Augmented Reality for the experiment is no coincidence. After all, there have been rumors for several years that the company is working on the creation of glasses that will allow consuming this type of content, with speculation gaining momentum lately.
The glasses may be announced as early as 2021, especially after partnering with TSMC to produce Micro OLED panels. The launch of AR content has been expected since last year.