"We think it would have been better if they had kept ours. But what do I know?" Schmidt said in front of reporters in Tokyo. "What were we going to do, force them not to change their mind? It's their call."
Many have suggested that Google has already submitted its Google Maps app for approval on the App Store, hoping that this would solve iOS 6’s maps problem.
The Google chairman didn’t hesitate to joke around about Apple and point out that Android is now enjoying great success across the globe.
Update: Now, Bloomberg chimes in Schmidt's take on Google Maps for iOS differently. According to the publication, Schmidt has said that Apple would "have to approve it. It's their choice." This statement would leave some doubt whether Google Maps has actually been submitted for approval or not. In either case, users would still have to wait, though.