Street View Compass Mode for the iPhone? [Video]

Street View Compass Mode for the iPhone? [Video]

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The next iPhone may feature a magnetometer in order to run Google Maps Street View in Compass Mode, according to a Fortune report.

Rather than having to drag or click to navigate the images of a particular street corner, you could just swing the phone up, down, left or right. The image on the screen shifted as the phone did, creating an effect not unlike the one you would get through a built-in camera if you were actually standing on that street corner, rather than just visiting it in cyberspace.

Screenshots providing evidence for a magnetometer (compass) were published online yesterday.

To get an idea of what compass mode would look like on the iPhone watch the demo of it on a G1 below...

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