iOS 6 Maps has received its fair share of criticism from the customers and the press, prompting Apple to publish an apologetic letter on their official website’s landing page, and even suggesting users to use third-party alternatives until iOS 6 Maps improve.
Many of those who updated to iOS 6 (or are forced to use it because they own an iPhone 5 or iPod touch 5G) have been anxiously waiting for Google to release a proper third-party Maps app – much like the way they did with YouTube which was removed in iOS 6’s later betas – but, according to the latest rumors and reports, that app is months away from a public release.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google is making progress on its iOS Maps app, and are now in the external testing phase.The app will reportedly be submitted to the App Store soon.
“Google has distributed a test version of its new mapping app that will work on Apple’s iPhones and iPads to some individuals outside the company, said a person with direct knowledge of the matter. Google has been putting the finishing touches on the app before submitting it for approval to the Apple iTunes store, this person said, Read more…