The Guardian reports today that Google is concerned that the new version of iOS Maps that it is currently working on may never get approved by Apple. Of course the whole Apple Maps controversy is well documented, with Apple booting Google Maps off iOS, and replacing it with its own in-house version that leaves a lot to be desired. Many who do not like Apple Maps have been hoping that they will soon be able to have Google Maps on their iOS device again with a new standalone Google app, but now the Guardian says that sources at Google are â€œnot optimisticâ€ that Apple will approve a Google Maps app. The report goes on to say that Google is continuing to develop the app however, and it will be ready to ship by the end of the year, but this is only in preparation for the â€œunlikely eventâ€ that Apple will approve the app.
Source: Google sources think maps app might struggle for Apple approval | Technology | guardian.co.uk