iOS 14 Maps: deeper Apple Store integration, movie theaters with IMAX sessions, more

Apple is apparently working on much deeper integration of relevant Apple Store information for its Apple Maps services in the upcoming iOS 14 update.

9to5Mac reported yesterday that the first-party mapping service will show more details about Apple Stores and hardware repair availability in the future.

Today, when you look for an Apple Retail Store in the Maps app, it doesn’t show much more than regular details like address, phone number, photos, and Today at Apple sessions. With the next major iOS update, users will be able to check the availability of Genius Bar services at each Apple Store directly from Apple Maps.

Not only that, you’ll be able to see if a specific store offers same-day screen and battery repair, too. Plus, iOS 14’s Maps app will indicate if a store offers device trade-in for credit.

And this:

In addition to that, Apple Maps will now highlight places that have seating for couples, discount for children, and private rooms. Movie theaters with IMAX sessions will also be featured in the Maps app.

According to iOS 14 code that was obtained or seen by the publication, Maps might even provide verification badge for Apple Authorized Service Providers.

Image: Apple’s Kyoto store