17 Nov '12, 10pm

Google preparing to submit new Maps app for the iPhone to Apple for approval, reports say

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California - Google is reportedly preparing to submit a new Google Maps app for the iPhone to Apple for approval, to replace the version that owners lost when they updated to iOS6. The new version, currently in final testing before being submitted for scrutiny, includes turn-by-turn navigation, the Wall Street Journal said. Google has refused to include the feature in the Google Maps app built into iOS until the most recent release, while including it in the Android version, reported The Daily Telegraph. The resulting row was alleged to be behind Apple's decision to introduce its own mapping software early despite its many flaws. Apple's Maps app often displayed shops and restaurants streets away from their true location, important sites including some train stations were missing, and the search function was unable to understand simple requests. The decision...

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