On the Maps thing...what is the little car icon on bottom right

iwantaniphonenow

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sorry if this is a dumb question but every once in a while i see something on the iPhone that i click and don't know what it does. when i go on the maps thing and i am looking at a map of how to get from a place to another place.....on the bottom right is a little picture of a car and i click it and it turns a darker blue and then i click it and it goes back to lighter blue but i don't see anything happen...what does it do!
 

mc751n

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It's supposed to show traffic updates when on, but I've never really used it or had it work when I wanted it to, lol
 

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kind of on the subject. . . when GPS is available for iPhone, will it be a software update, or will it have to be a hardware update in 2.0?
 

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kind of on the subject. . . when GPS is available for iPhone, will it be a software update, or will it have to be a hardware update in 2.0?
IF its available it will probably be a software update and you will probably have to buy a gps receiver (hopefully will connect via bluetooth)



and yes its supposed to be trafic updates, but i cant get it to work either, im guessing it only works in big cities on big roads and highways.
 

Austin

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Makes sense that it only works in cities with traffic reporting infrastructure already in place - just like all the other devices that report traffic conditions. Lucky me, I live in Seattle...

If you want to see it work, look at Seattle on a weekday from 4pm to 7pm. See all the pretty red (nasty traffic) and black (parking lot).
 

iPhone4ef

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Feature worked for me right after activating the phone. It's by far my favorite feature and I use it all the time in So. Cal. LA/Orange County.
 

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I was so glad to see that feature on the iPhone. Google Traffic! I always use it before and after work to see the parking lot conditions, um, i mean freeway conditions in socal. I use that and www.sigalert.com . I believe its only a California thing tho. Aww man the 91 and slo-05!
 

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sorry if this is a dumb question but every once in a while i see something on the iPhone that i click and don't know what it does. when i go on the maps thing and i am looking at a map of how to get from a place to another place.....on the bottom right is a little picture of a car and i click it and it turns a darker blue and then i click it and it goes back to lighter blue but i don't see anything happen...what does it do!
The iPhone User's Guide is available through iTunes -- go to "Help" and select "iPhone Help." The guide is a PDF file. The info you're looking for is on page 84 of chapter 7. I think Apple could have made it a little more obvious that there is a user's guide...:)
 

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sorry if this is a dumb question but every once in a while i see something on the iPhone that i click and don't know what it does. when i go on the maps thing and i am looking at a map of how to get from a place to another place.....on the bottom right is a little picture of a car and i click it and it turns a darker blue and then i click it and it goes back to lighter blue but i don't see anything happen...what does it do!
You're kidding right? It gives you directions and traffic issues.