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Apple adds indoor maps for JFK, LaGuardia, LAX, and other major airports

Apple adds indoor maps for JFK, LaGuardia, LAX, and other major airports


‘Hey Siri, where’s gate 42?’

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Apple has added indoor maps of some major airports around the world to its Maps app. Los Angeles International (LAX) airport, London’s Heathrow (LHR), as well as New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK) and LaGuardia (LGA) are all now supported in Apple Maps.

This means that when Apple Maps users go to these airports they’ll now see accurate locations of gates, check-in counters, baggage claim, security checkpoints, shops, bathrooms, restaurants, and lounges, all as part of an interactive overall layout — including a 3D view of each airport. The Maps app will even let you ask Siri to direct you to any one of these places inside each airport.

(Apple involves each airport in the process of making these indoor maps, so if you still balk at the idea of using Apple Maps, even though it’s been redesigned over the years, know that this part of the app is at least supposed to be carefully curated.)

Apple’s been adding other major hubs over the last few months. Indoor maps for Chicago’s O’Hare International (ORD) and Midway (MDW) airports were added in October, while support for Hong Kong International (HKG), Berlin (TXL, SXF), Houston (IAH, HOU), and Amsterdam (AMS) was added in November. Apple Maps now supports indoor maps for more than 30 airports, and the company says it will keep rolling them out incrementally. Check out a full list of which ones are supported here.