2.2 software released for iPhone; Touch loses out

21 November 2008

What have I got in my hand? It's my iPod Touch, silly. I'm just syncing it with my MacBook to download some shiny. As we revealed last week, Apple have today released version 2.2 software for both the Touch and the iPhone.

What do you get? Depends. If you've got an iPhone, you can now enjoy Google Street View with your Google Maps, meaning you can navigate major streets at eye level. You can also pull up public transport timetables for your location, and share your whereabouts in an email with one tap.

There's also an updated iTunes store, which lets you subscribe to and update podcasts remotely from your iPhone, instead of having to hook up to your Mac (no doubt the reason why Apple pulled the popular Podcaster app from the App Store), plus some tweaks to Safari and Mail, a promised decrease in dropped calls and a somewhat superfluous homepage shortcut.

If you've got an iPod Touch, you get exactly the same, except for stuff about dropped calls, but then it's not a mobile so we'll forgive them. Although they also seemed to have missed Google Street View. And the timetables. And you can't share your location. I've just this second finished the update in case it was a mistaken omission, but it seems not. Bah. Seems like the Touch owners have been short-changed, unless there's some operational reason not to include the fun stuff?


TOPICS:   Mobile   Gadgets

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  • iPad
    Sorry for the huge review, but I'm really loving the new iPad, and hope this, as well as the excellent reviews some other people have written, will help us decide if it's the right choice.

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