How to access Google’s Street View on iPhone 2.2

One of the major updates delivered with the iPhone 2.2 update was the ability to view Street View images from the iPhone’s native Maps application.   

I know there is no Street View information live for the UK yet so I headed over to New York on my iPhone Maps app to see how the Street View interface looked, only problem was I couldn’t for the life of me figure out how to view Street View images.

I tried switching from Map->Satellite->Hybrid view, zooming completely, turning the iPhone into landscape mode, nothing. Then I accidentally clicked on the little orange man icon on the push pin I’d dropped and presto, street view!

Just thought I’d put this brief blog entry up for anybody trying to figure out how to access Street View, now I know where to click it’s easy, but I wouldn’t say it’s one of the most obvious places to look.

If you’ve just finger dragged to an area you want to see Street View for it looks like you’re going to have to Drop a Pin in order to get the little orange man to click on.

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