Google Maps may finally come to iOS tonight

Google Maps may finally come to iOS tonight
A new report has just come out that Google is planning to relaunch Google Maps on iOS tonight. Google Maps was unceremoniously dropped from Apple products as of iOS 6 in favor of Apple Maps. Apple Maps, to put it very lightly, was a flop, and users have been looking to get back to the properly mapped world of Google.

AllThingsD is reporting that Google plans to launch the iOS Google Maps app tonight, which must mean that the app has already passed through Apple's app approval process. No word on expected features or a timeframe for release, but word has it that it will launch by the end of the night on Wednesday. 

We'll keep an eye out and let you know when Google Maps is finally back on iOS. 

source: AllThingsD

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25 Comments

1. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

If I were Google I would refuse them help and allow them to be iLost for all eternity. BTW, thought that iThing was supposed to be perfect; not so "PURFECT" after all.

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dude would u do us all a favor, and please hush. The hot air you're blowing is not needed. And you're not google, your just a loud mouthed consumer.

17. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

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7. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

That would make Google into another Apple, which they are not. They are the bigger man.

11. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

it would.....but is apple ready? is the question... has apple truly learned its lesson? doubt it, but if this goes through the results will show soon enough if they appreciate it or not..

13. D.Aceveda

Posts: 433; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

This is great. iDevices will no longer be crippled with their s**tty Apple Maps. Google Maps FTW

16. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Its more brilliant to release google maps for IOS and make make more money off of IOS users. Thats just pure business and say what you will about Apple but they will eventually fix their maps but by then everyone will be dependent on Google Maps. Its a win win for google.

18. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

hmmmm (nods head in agreement) ...... you my friend, know business!

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It will b nice to have apples up and coming maps, and googles polished finished maps all n one solid device.

4. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

You'd have to switch to Android for that!

5. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

google should not bring g maps on iOS to let them suffer... but i think google wants to bring g maps on iOS coz nokia's here maps is way better and already available on app store!

6. rickywinataa

Posts: 262; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

by the time google maps launched in apple store, probably no one would use apple maps again.

8. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Let work together for the benefit of all consumer. Google knows the value of cooperation better than any one else.

9. wendygarett unregistered

As much as I get used of Apple maps, I'm kinda miss Google maps on iPhone, I'm gonna download it and play 24 hours on it :) Wee!!!

12. wendygarett unregistered

And merry Christmas to Google :)

10. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Great, now iOS users won't get lost finding their way to Android land. Working from the inside.

14. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Google should rename the app, "iLost?"

15. Jay..Apple4Ever

Posts: 16; Member since: Dec 08, 2012

Google is smart..Most of their services are already on the iPhone except for Maps. Once that hits, it will be success. Maps will be a welcome addition to the app store and i am sure it will be the same on iPhones once people start downloading. Apple maps is off to an okay start but its nowhere near as robust as Google Maps. I use maps frequently and nothing comes close to Google Maps. I am greatful that we still have acess to the web version, but it would be awesome to have the full App experience. #Lets hope Apple approves this.

19. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

it's a possibility. Google has been pretty busy today. o:

20. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Can't imagine why they would be, Google already knows where to find Burger King :D

21. redmd

Posts: 1943; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Apple Maps, to put it very lightly, was a flop, So true.

22. apexKBC

Posts: 92; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

Dear Apple plz say Thanx to Google, otherwise u would have been ilost!!!

23. MeoCao unregistered

I actually doubt that Google will put their maps back on iOS before Christmas. I think Google is clever enought to help Android OEMs ncrease sales at this crucial time.

24. amanlife249

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Google maps for iphone 5 and iOS 6 is out to download check AppStore

25. Rayvelynn

Posts: 124; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Wow just reading an article the other day some Apple users using Apple maps, got stuck in a snake infested desert, smh I hope Apple has a couple of law suits coming there way.

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