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"The TIME Immersive app brings TIME stories to life before your eyes using the power of augmented reality and virtual reality. From the surface of the moon to the heart of the Amazon rain forest, you experience journalism like never before. We’ll be adding new TIME Immersive experiences in the future, so be sure to check back for updates soon.

*This application has been optimized for iPhone devices

Only devices with iOS 11.0 and newer are compatible with this app
Only iPhones 7 and newer are compatible with this app
iPad and iPad Pro, and are not compatible with this app


This app requires access to the device's camera and device's storage for saving media.
When using the this app, please remember to stay aware of your surroundings.
Please go to http://time.com/immersive-faq for full FAQ webpage or email TIMEImmersive@time.com for any support you need."

What’s New

Version 1.3

New content! Step inside the Amazon rain forest with Jane Goodall as your guide.TIME's immersive investigative journalism illuminates what the forces are that are driving deforestation, the stories of those who are fighting it, and those who have the most to lose from it.

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

OldSchool_Will ,

So close, and yet...

I very much wanted to love this. Unfortunately after playing around with it for 20 minutes, I’m a little bummed. The imaging, and the mechanics of the AR are awesome (although it does crash my iPad Pro if I move too quickly). John Knoll is one of my heroes, and that side of things is up to his usual standards. However, the app development team really let the project down. It should ask you about notifications once, then never again -instead, if you decline their marketing, it asks you every time you start. Also, it shows the Jimmy John’s pop up every time. The app does use lots of battery, but perhaps that is to be expected given the real time AR going on. Finally, I couldn’t get the audio to play on my iPad Pro. In summary, the initial wow factor of looking around the lunar surface or the capsule quickly wears off and is replaced by mild frustration. I don’t want to seem ungrateful for a cool effort and project. Thanks Smithsonian, ILM, John Knowll , and Jimmy John’s for trying. But it feels like somebody pinched pennies along the way, and instead of saving some money on development they wasted whatever was spent.

BeechF33A ,

Google Cardboard doesn’t work

A neat app, but it doesn’t work to give a 3D view on Google cardboard. Disappointing.

Kga1113 ,

So impressed!!

Is it really the real thing? Of course not. But having sat in front of our black and white TV, and joining in the anxiety of Mission Control as the seconds ticked by, this app DOES bring back the experience. What a wonderful teaching tool for our youngest generation!! Kudos to TIME for bringing such a pivotal moment in history to life!!

Kay A.


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Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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