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A Searcher’s Perspective Of iPhone 2.2 Update
Last night Apple announced a software update to the iPhone. This update was pretty major and there are tons of sites covering all the details of the changes. I thought I just focus on the features specific to searching.
Apple made a change to the browser, featuring the Google search bar more and a few changes to the Google Maps application. Google Maps now has street views, walking directions, transit directions, and a share location feature. Those are the bulk of the Google and search related changes that I see, were made in version 2.2 of the iPhone. Here are pictures below:
Apple’s pretty marketing picture:
Notice the search box is now at the top right by default and says “Google” by default:
While in Maps, and in directions you now have icons at the top for driving, walking and transit. In addition, when street views are available, you have a little orange person icon when you click on a pin.
Here is one shot of a street view I took:
Finally, the share map location feature is displayed when you click on the blue right arrow. Then scroll down that page and click on the share icon at the bottom.