Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 12:12 PM | Posted by kazouz
A new beta of the iPhone 2.0 software update released this week adds new features to the device.
This latest iPhone 2.0 version (5A292g) added geo-tagging to the Camera and Maps applications, according to AppleInsider.
This service asks the user permission before transmitting data user to identify their current geographical location.
Essentially, geo-tagging is the process of adding geographical identification metadata to media files such as latitude and longitude coordinates—or even names of places—so that those files can later be referenced, searched, and grouped based on their origin, AppleInsider says.
The feature can be turned on or off in the iPhone’s General settings under “Location Services”.
The iPhone 2.0 software update will be released by the end of June along with the next generation 3G iPhone.