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Inside Google sources told the Guardian they are "not optimistic" Apple will approve a new Google Maps app that is purportedly in the works for iOS devices. According to the Guardian source, Google is worried Apple will decide to save face by "moving forward in an effort to make its obviously inferior product better". However, CNET's Casey Newton believes the Guardian's sources "are almost certainly wrong," and I agree.
Apple's own CEO Tim Cook told iOS users to use Google or Nokia maps while Apple worked on "improving" its own Maps product.
"While we're improving Maps, you can try alternatives by downloading map apps from the App Store like Bing, MapQuest and Waze, or use Google or Nokia maps by going to their websites and creating an icon on your home screen to their web app."
It is hard to believe Cook would go through the trouble of apologizing for the Apple Maps fiasco, to only turn around and deny users what they really want -- the option to use Google Maps on their iOS devices. Google’s new Maps app will reportedly be ready for submission before the end of this year. I doubt Apple or Cook wants to issue another Maps apology, and will most likely approve Google's submission.