Apple Maps now offers indoor mapping for select airports, malls

The future of mapping has arrived.

Dec 16, 2017, 12:45 pm


Tess Cagle 

Tess Cagle

Heads up to everyone who swore off Apple Maps back in 2012 when it originally launched: apparently, it doesn’t suck as much anymore.

In fact, now the app can help you navigate through airports and malls—just in time for Christmas. It’s the only navigation app that offers the feature.

If an airport or a mall is included in the list, it will now have the words “Look Inside” on the map. Tapping that will pop up a bird’s-eye view layout of the inside of the terminal.

Indoor maps for Apple Maps was first announced at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference. The plan calls for a gradual rollout for a dozen or so airports in various cities around the world with the launch of iOS 11.

For now, Apple Maps includes maps for 34 U.S. and international airports. Users can find a list of all airports included in the rollout on Apple’s website here. Apple’s also added floor plans for malls in nine U.S. cities, but doesn’t list any specific ones, according to Mashable.

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*First Published: Dec 16, 2017, 12:45 pm