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Google Developing New Maps App For iPhone And iPad

Catherine Green |
September 26, 2012 | 11:43 a.m. PDT

Executive Producer


Screenshot of Google Maps. (Flickr/Creative Commons)
Screenshot of Google Maps. (Flickr/Creative Commons)
Google is expected to finish a maps app for iPhone and iPad by the end of the year, solving at least one of the major complaints from consumers since the new iPhone 5 dropped last week.

The New York Times' Bits blog reported Wednesday people involved with the effort confirmed the development was in the works. 

From Bits:

One reason that it will take Google some time to build the iPhone app: it expected the app with Google’s maps to remain on the iPhone for some time, based on the contract between the two companies, and was caught off guard when Apple decided to build a new application to replace the old one.

Apple's own mapping service has been heavily criticized, though the tech giant said it will improve over time.

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