Use your iPhone gyroscope to virtually look around Apple’s new Grand Central store

Apple has posted a 360 degree panoramic view of its latest Apple Store which can be found at the famous Grand Central Station in New York. What is so special about this particular photograph is that it is only visible on an iOS device and you can look right around it using your devices built in gyroscope.

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.

To see the picture in all its glory using the gyroscope features, you must have an iPhone 4, 4S, iPad 2 or iPod touch 4th Generation; as these are the only models with the gyroscope hardware. This is the first time that Apple has used this type of image on its store pages; it will be interesting to see if it adds similar images to its other stores too.

Source: TNW

 

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Use your iPhone gyroscope to virtually look around Apple’s new Grand Central store

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Cool.. and oddly enough, it works on a BlackBerry Bold 9900 as well..except, you have to pan with your finger so it's not making full use of the gyroscope but interesting that it works at all on a BB.

It was interesting but I couldn't get it right side up. It was always upside down no matter how I oriented it.

Very cool. You can even look straight up to the ceiling and straight down to the staircase below the camera position.
Now, if Apple could do that with real-time video we'd be extremely impressed.

There is a misuse of the "where" in this above article.
It should read "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 WERE actually standing on the spot."