Last week, sources at Google suggested that a new Maps app for iOS might arrive “before Christmas”. Now, the company’s executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, has confirmed to Reuters that Google has not yet submitted a new Maps app to Apple.
Speaking after a Tokyo-based Nexus 7 event, Schmidt denied rumours suggesting Google already has an app ready for iOS 6. Instead, he said that the company has “not done anything yet”.
Given the time usually required to get an app through Apple’s approval process, iOS 6 users are definitely in for a wait before they get Google’s own app on their iDevices. Christmas may turn out to be a realistic timeframe after all. [Reuters]