New Maps feature?

Edslunch

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Original poster
Sep 27, 2012
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Calgary, Canada
In Map I often use the pointer at the bottom left to centre it on my current location. Just this week I noticed the icon changes colour when I touch it and if I touch it again it changes to compass mode and shows me which way my phone is pointing. I can't believe I never saw this before - is this new?
 

virginblue4

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Apr 15, 2012
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United Kingdom
In Map I often use the pointer at the bottom left to centre it on my current location. Just this week I noticed the icon changes colour when I touch it and if I touch it again it changes to compass mode and shows me which way my phone is pointing. I can't believe I never saw this before - is this new?
Nope, it's been there for a while. I find that it's a useful feature :)
 

Sirious

macrumors 65816
Jan 2, 2013
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United Kingdom
In Map I often use the pointer at the bottom left to centre it on my current location. Just this week I noticed the icon changes colour when I touch it and if I touch it again it changes to compass mode and shows me which way my phone is pointing. I can't believe I never saw this before - is this new?
It's been there since 2009 with "iPhone OS 3.0" and was first introduced on the iPhone 3GS.