1. mwg3c's Avatar
    Will the Iphone 3GS have the same Google Street View capabilities as the G1? In other words, will the integrated compass allow you to rotate the Street View image just by rotating your phone? I haven't heard any mention of this....
    06-10-2009 11:29 PM
  2. chobbs1's Avatar
    we'll know on the 19th
    06-10-2009 11:31 PM
  3. mwg3c's Avatar
    we'll know on the 19th
    I'm gonna guess no, since we haven't seen it demonstrated by any of the beta testers. If that's true it would be a shame.
    06-10-2009 11:34 PM
  4. chobbs1's Avatar
    my guess would be yes. of course it would be the same. it is something gmaps offers, not APPLE. so unless Apple actively blocks it, it will still be there. again that is only a guess.
    06-10-2009 11:39 PM
  5. Duvi's Avatar
    my guess would be yes. of course it would be the same. it is something gmaps offers, not APPLE. so unless Apple actively blocks it, it will still be there. again that is only a guess.
    I would guess yes. The 3G does it, why would that stop with the (S) when it's supposed to be a faster and stronger model. It would be even better. The reason it's not in any of the beta testing screenshots is because it's not a new feature. It's already there.
    06-10-2009 11:54 PM
  6. shutter's Avatar
    I'm gonna guess no, since we haven't seen it demonstrated by any of the beta testers. If that's true it would be a shame.
    Beta testers didn't have a digital compass
    06-10-2009 11:54 PM
  7. mwg3c's Avatar
    Beta testers didn't have a digital compass
    Hmm, good point. Has there not been any "hands-on" comments yet?
    06-11-2009 12:01 AM
  8. chobbs1's Avatar
    haven't heard of anyone being lucky enough to have the new phone yet
    06-11-2009 12:42 AM
  9. twrobinette's Avatar
    Has been there since 2.2
    06-11-2009 01:41 AM
  10. redbeard's Avatar
    With the magnetometer there's no reason it shouldn't, if it doesn't, it would be quite a waste of it's capabilities..
    06-11-2009 02:28 AM
  11. OmariJames's Avatar
    It will be in 4.0 when apple unlocks it ^_^
    06-11-2009 08:18 AM
  12. shutter's Avatar
    In wwdc they already said the digital compass would work with maps to give you orientation. Since street view is a part of google maps and not apples purview...it will work
    06-11-2009 08:49 AM
  13. chobbs1's Avatar
    I was looking more closely at the Apple website concerning this. It specifically states the map will be rotated according to which way your facing AND we still have street view. So it seems likely to me that street view will also turn when the phone turns.

    that could get annoying and I hope there is a way to disable it if it is in fact an option in the first place.
    06-13-2009 05:31 PM
  14. SOV's Avatar
    It will definitely have it, cause its too big of a feature not too
    06-13-2009 07:47 PM
  15. Jellotime91's Avatar
    If it's not in it right out of the box it will be in an update once it is brought to apple's attention.
    06-14-2009 12:26 AM
  16. mwg3c's Avatar
    Looks like StreetView will not have functionality with the compass. I pulled this from Engadget's 3GS review....

    One sour note was that you're not treated to the same reality-bending feat of using the compass while in street view (as Android does -- always great at parties), though it's a minor complaint.
    Here's a link to the article: iPhone 3G S review
    06-17-2009 05:32 PM
  17. chobbs1's Avatar
    total bummer
    06-17-2009 05:35 PM
  18. Christinme7890's Avatar
    the map doesn't rotate. YOu can see this in the WWDC keynote. I am sure a thirdparty app will add this feature but the main google maps app doesn't do this. It only rotates your icon to show your direction....which i think is better because then you are never confused about which way is north.
    06-17-2009 09:21 PM
  19. chobbs1's Avatar
    No. The whole map rotates. Look a little closer. It just won't do it in street view
    06-18-2009 12:22 AM
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