Install the free iPhone 2.2 Software Update and get Google Street View, public transit and walking directions, and more.
What’s in this update:
- Enhancements to Maps
- Google Street View
- Public transit and walking directions
- Display address of dropped pins
- Share location via email
- Decrease in call setup failures and dropped calls
- Enhancements to Mail
Resolved isolated issues with scheduled fetching of email
Improved formatting of wide HTML email
- Podcasts are now available for download in iTunes application (over Wi-Fi and cellular network)
- Improved stability and performance of Safari
- Improved sound quality of Visual Voicemail messages
- Pressing Home button from any Home screen displays the first Home screen
- Preference to turn on/off auto-correction in Keyboard Settings
Details on the features
Google Street View - Street View takes you on a virtual walking tour: Navigate street-level photographs of places you've located in Maps.
Public Transit and Walking Directions - Get walking directions, find public transit schedules, check fares, and estimate your travel time.
Share Location - Tap the Share Location button to send an email that includes a Google Maps URL.
Podcasts - Get access to millions of free podcasts on the iTunes Store via Wi-Fi or your cellular network.
Safari Improvements - A new search-friendly user interface, better performance, and more stability make Safari even easier to use.
Home Screen Shortcut - Take a shortcut from any Home screen back to your first Home screen by pressing the Home button.
It works for the iPod touch as well, of course. And there are apparently a lot of security fixes as well.