iPhone 2.2 Firmware Adds Public Transit/Walking Directions

iPhone 2.2 Firmware Adds Public Transit/Walking Directions

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The iPhone 2.2 firmware will add public transit and walking directions along with Google Street View and location sharing, according to an iPhoneYap screenshot gallery.

AppleInsider made the following observations...

Car, Public Transit, and Walking Directions
Maps now offers three icons when seeking directions: car, public transit, and walking. Selecting the transit icon provides a list of transit choices that can include subways, buses, or a combination of the two.

Each transit option has a list of departure times and estimated commute times. When you've selected an option you will get step-by-step directions from your current location, usually directing you to your chosen departure subway or bus stop on foot. During commutes, Maps will specify when you should board or disembark from a bus or train.
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iPhone 2.2 Firmware Adds Public Transit/Walking DirectionsiPhone 2.2 Firmware Adds Public Transit/Walking DirectionsiPhone 2.2 Firmware Adds Public Transit/Walking Directions

iPhone 2.2 Firmware Adds Public Transit/Walking DirectionsiPhone 2.2 Firmware Adds Public Transit/Walking DirectionsiPhone 2.2 Firmware Adds Public Transit/Walking Directions

Street Views
As we reported earlier the 2.2 beta 2 firmware now includes Google Street View.

iPhoneYap reports that you simply need to "drop a pin or click a searched location to get the tooltip to popup from the pin." The tooltip popup then serves as a gateway to the Street View interface.
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Location Sharing
Selecting the "Share Location" option of an address will populate a new email with a link to the location. You can then send the link to any email address of your choice.
iPhone 2.2 Firmware Adds Public Transit/Walking Directions

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zenrock - October 28, 2008 at 4:06pm
i could care less for the google map crap give me my mms because i do have friends that their phones support that and they share the pictures they have with by using it i feel left the hellout. plus where is the phones video recorder what your gonna tell me a 500 dollar super phone dosen\'t have it noway got phones that cost fifty dollars out there that has that plus mms and copy and paste apple stop wasting our time keep your damn update .
BRIKZ - October 27, 2008 at 2:21pm
I hope they add a real GPS mapping system this time bc the original feature is a crappy joke. How they advertised it to sell the phone in the first place made me really questions their integrity, and one of the reasons i JB my phone, hoping a better 3rd party version would come out. Maybe they actually start listening to what consumers and customers want this time.
JBTarHeel23 - October 26, 2008 at 11:58am
@ joshwa No, 2.2 is not available yet. These are only beta\'s. It should be out soon though.
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