Apple Maps Comes Inside

Apple Maps is a useful app that comes installed as standard on your iPhone, for many users it has replaced the need to have a sat nav system in the car and is a really useful tool. Apple has just announced a serious upgrade that gives Apple Maps a really clever edge; it is a bit of a game changer.

Across the Pond and Far Away

For now, the new feature on Apple Maps is only active in some locations in the United States, Canada, Hong Kong and Denmark, but if it is as well received as we assume it will be, the global rollout will be swift. So what have they done? In a really clever move, Apple Maps have come indoors, providing layout maps for many large institutions such as shopping malls and airports. To see this feature you obviously need to be in one of the locations and have a device running iOS 11 or later.

The aim is to make it easier for people to fund their way around, so things like the location of a store or restroom, parking areas, escalators, stairs and more for the mall maps, and terminals, boarding gates, check-in desks, restaurants, bathrooms and more on the airport maps. All of the maps are searchable so you can look for something specific. Instructions for walking to your destination can then be followed in the same way as normal. This is a really useful feature, and we hope it won’t be long before we at least see Heathrow and Gatwick showing up on this service.

More Than Just Cars and Roads

Of course, that is the beauty of this app; it can be used for so much more than just driving between two points. The fact that walking maps are available on all plotted roads is really useful, especially for those who find navigation tricky. This could be a really useful feature for parents of children learning to find their way around their local area alone, and it could have great benefits for older people who may be suffering from memory issues. With such a number of vital uses any extra locations Apple adds is a real benefit.

Obviously, this is a feature of iPhones, and here at Metrofone, we are pleased to offer a range of iPhone technology and a huge variety of deals. Whether you are looking for the latest iPhone Xs Max or iPhone Xs or whether you have your sights set on something older, we are pleased to report all the handsets we sell are capable of running the latest version of iOS which means that you can get this map feature. So while it is not available in the UK at the moment should you be travelling to one of the areas where you can use it, you will find that this is a really excellent addition and hopefully it will not be long before Apple expand this feature to many more locations across the globe, including here.