When the new iPhone firmware 2.2 finally gets released to the public, there will be a very subtle but powerful change made to the mobile Safari web browser that you may or may not notice. The images below depict both the current and the updated Safari browser — the old one is the one on the left and the new one is the one on the right — and while everything else remains much the same, the address bar has been adjusted.
Instead of the magnifying glass being tossed over to the left side of the address bar for all your searching needs, a separate Google search bar has been added to the right side. This makes it more obvious for non-Safari users to understand how to do the search thing on an iPhone. In order to make room for the separate Google bar (which may be generating search revenue for Apple), the refresh icon has now been moved inside the main address bar.
I think it’s a good change and it’s more in line with the desktop Safari browser.