Google is preparing a Maps app for the iPhone after Apple booted it out from the latest version of its iOS operating system. Google Maps had been the default mapping app for iPhone since its launch in 2007 but Apple decided to go for its own maps solution in iOS 6. We know where that story went. WSJ is claiming that Google is currently giving final touches to its Maps app for iOS before it submits it to the App Store for Apple’s approval.
The news comes barely a couple of days after Nokia announced it had submitted its maps app, called HERE, to the App Store and is expecting it to be available in a few weeks. Notably, WSJ claims that the Google Maps app on iOS also features turn-by-turn navigation, which was not present in the earlier default maps app that was powered by Google.Turn-by-turn navigation on Google Maps is now live in India on Android and we would assume that the same feature would be available when it is released on iOS as well.