The release of iOS 6 has recked havoc amongst a number of iDevice users as the update has replaced the long standing Google Maps app with Apple s new solution which is being called inferior to the product it replaces. Apparently, Google already has an iOS version of its popular maps app ready if a report by 9to5Mac is to believed. According to the report, the app has been submitted to Apple for approval, but Apple is yet to give the go ahead. Also Read - Meet Indian developer who wins Apple Design award for his music app NaadSadhanaAlso Read - iPad Mini for 2021 to ditch fat bezels, could bring along new Apple Pencil Mini
TechCrunch also is reporting on similar lines, but it says that Google hopes to have the app out before Christmas. Also Read - iOS 4 is now available again on modern iPhones, complete with Home button: How to get it
In stark contrast Apple expert Jim Dalrymple says believes this not to be true. In his customary way he posted Nope on the LoopInsight.
Common sense dictates that Google builds an iOS version of the Maps app, not only in the wake of this iOS 6 backlash, but also for the user generated map data that it has been gathering from the legions of iOS users over the past few years. With the removal of the Google Maps app from iOS, Google will not get this data, so it is imperative for the company to have a competing product in the App Store.
Apple on the other hand could possibly block the Google Maps app, if it contends that the app competes with the core-iOS functionality. However, the App Store is already home to a plethora of map applications like MapMyIndia and the blockage of a Google Maps app would be like rubbing salt in the wounds of its own customers.