Apple has released a new software update – version 2.2 – for both generations of the iPhone and iPod touch, introducing features such as Google Street View and remote podcast downloads, along with the usual bunch of bug fixes and improvements.

Besides introducing Google Street View, Apple has added other new features to the Google Maps application so that users can look up walking and public transit directions, view addresses of dropped pins and share location via e-mail. Version 2.2 also decreases dropped calls and set-up failures, according to the company, and includes better sound quality for voicemail, improved Safari performance and enhancements to the Mail application.