Rumor: New Google Maps App Coming Soon to iOS

Looks like Google Maps will come back in Apple devices with a bang.

As iPhone owners still struggle in dealing with Apple’s bungled Maps app, a report from The Wall Street Journal indicates that Google is developing a new maps app and it will soon debut on the Apple App Store. The publication also adds that this version of Google Maps is undergoing testing and a final release date remains unclear.

This comes after Apple dropped Google Maps as the native navigational app for its iOS mobile operating system and replaced it with their own maps software. The response with Apple’s Maps app have been mostly negative, with some news sources saying it took “multiple giant leaps backwards” compared to Google Maps.

This issue has forced CEO Tim Cook to publicly apologize to his customers. “We are extremely sorry for the frustration this has caused our customers and we are doing everything we can to make Maps better,” Cook said in September.

The debacle with Maps reportedly forced the resignation of Scott Forstall, who at the time was in charge of iPhone’s software department.

Source: The Wall Street Journal, via USA Today

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