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Apple releases indoor maps for US airports

Maria Sergeeva
October 20, 2017

Apple Maps now provides detailed indoor maps for eight additional airports in the United States. The update comes with Apple's new iOS 11 software for iPhones and iPads.

Apple initially launched this feature during its Worldwide Developers Conference in June, saying it would provide detailed floor plans for malls in Boston, Chicago and Hong Kong, along with the San Jose and Philadelphia airports.

"We let you browse by floor," Craig Federighi, Apple's head of software, said at the time.

The recently added airports include O'Hare International and Midway International in Chicago, McCarran International in Las Vegas, Baltimore–Washington International, Miami International, Minneapolis–Saint Paul International, Oakland International, and Portland International.

When searching for these airports in Apple Maps users have now an extra option "look inside" to view terminals, boarding gates, security checkpoints, airline check-in desks, baggage claim carousels, information kiosks, restrooms, stores, restaurants, parking garages, and even escalators and  elevators.

For these new maps, airport are like tiny cities, so you can not only find a restaurant or a shop, but also get additional information  with photos and opening hour as normally expected with maps.

Apple said about 26 more international and national airports and shopping centers are awaited.