Google Maps for iOS may have not been submitted to Apple... yet

Google Maps for iOS may have not been submitted to Apple... yet
Rumor has it that Google Maps for iOS is already being reviewed by Apple, suggesting that the app might become available for download sooner than we expect it to. That is great news for many who have experienced using Cupertino's own Maps application, which, as users have discovered, isn't quite perfect yet. However, others claim that the rumor is false. In particular, here is what the well-informed Jim Dalrymple for The Loop had to say regarding the Google Maps app submission: "Nope".

Thankfully, his words only suggest that Google has not submitted the application yet. Google Maps will surely land on iOS one day or another, and we already know what users might expect it to offer in terms of features. Until then, however, anyone running iOS 6 on their smartphone or tablet will have to rely on Apple Maps, or use the web-based version of Google Maps as an alternative.

The reason why many iPhone and iPad owners are now hoping for Google to bring back its Maps app on iOS is that Apple's own mapping application is not as reliable. Numerous users have reported incorrectly labeled businesses, places of interest, and even some smaller cities are not located where they are supposed to be. Apple has already commented on the matter and promised that the user experience will be improved. 

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17 Comments

1. android_hitman unregistered

they should not even submit it ... apple is ditching google...

2. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Agreed,Google should leave ifans with the poor standard and error ridden maps apple is forcing its buyers to be stuck with,just for the simple reason of letting ifans perhaps see how apple is dictating and limiting their options. Google however is all about sharing and open source so they will try their best to bring maps to ios nevertheless

6. GUNDAM

Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

google cares for ALL its users :)

12. tegradragon

Posts: 68; Member since: May 23, 2012

Lol google execs must be laughing their @$$es out on Apple's epic fail! :P

3. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Google may not be submitting a native iOS edition of Google Maps. One already exists - the one that Apple removed from iOS. All Apple needs to do is re-release it as a patch to iOS v. 6,

4. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Ifans should hope this gets approved asap as unconfirmed reports are saying that the new maps apple has used in the iphone 5 keeping directing its users to the nearest atm cash machine and then on to their nearest Apple store no matter what destination they type in!! lol

7. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I don't usually support mocking comments such as this, but that legitimately made me lol.

5. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Don't give them the courtesy of having your products Google. Just give all of the iOS users more incentive to leave iOS. Those that rely on GPS and navigation will either switch to Android, or to a Nokia WP for Nokia Maps.

8. Peter27

Posts: 233; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

I am not against google releasing their app. This will result in fans ditching apple maps which will start getting dust and will prove that apple can't live without google.

9. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

GOOG shouldn't release it soon.

10. mikiemon

Posts: 13; Member since: Feb 01, 2012

Google wants their Maps app back on Apple iPhones ASAP, every second it's not they are losing advertising revenue. Plus the Apple Maps is much worse then I thought it would be. It will take apple around 3 ~ 5 years to bring it up to Google Maps. So enjoy your those 3~5 years Google, enjoy!

11. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

I say don't release it and remind everyone that if you want a better product with better features such as what Google offers on its Android platform, then just buy a better phone. People will soon find out that it isn't all the glamourous in the world of Apple

13. Savage unregistered

Google should take some time, maybe 5-6 months before they release the Maps for iOS. This will : 1) Make Apple feel sorry about their arrogant behavior and break down their pride. They will realize how much they need Google's services and how they cannot simply compete with someone who has more experience in that area. 2) iOS users who already updated to iOS 6 and who bought the iPhone 5 will know that Apple cannot always perform magic. Their products do not always outshine others. They will finally respect and appreciate the services Google provides them. So Google, you should chill for a while.

17. markt

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

While I've heard that it's the case that Google deliberately withheld turn-by-turn navigation from working with the old iOS app to give Android a "competitive advantage", iOS users were already living without that feature anyways, unless they used a third party mapping app. The bottom line is that useful functionality (in particular, built-in transit directions, and a terrestrial based virtual presence application that Google called "Street View") that users may have previously enjoyed has still been taken away, and the choice to do that was Apple's, not Google's. Are you suggesting that Google should also screw over users who had previously come to rely on those services on that plaform?

14. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

I actually used iMaps last night... It took awhile to search for directions to a post office in another city (FAIL) BUT.... on my way back: I asked Siri to "take me home" She found my address in my phone contacts then launched the maps app, searched the possible routes, chose the quickest one, then started the navigation... ALL automatically. I was very impressed... Siri is totally integrated in iOS... You can even ask her to look for other things while on your route and its seamless to resume your route... Even though maps data is pretty weak right now a lot of people will find it very useful...

16. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

all i care about siri now is that she can tweet!!

15. marctorres

Posts: 10; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

apple start to fall from the tree......

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