Despite rumors to the contrary, Google isn’t working on providing Google Maps for the iOS 6 after Apple dropped the app in favor of a home-grown (and much maligned) app dubbed Maps, reports “Reuters” (http://macte.ch/ikIba).
“We think it would have been better if they had kept ours. But what do I know?” Google CEO Eric Schmidt told a small group of reporters in Tokyo. “What were we going to do, force them not to change their mind? It’s their call.”
The former Apple board member said Google and Apple were in constant communication “at all kinds of levels.” However, he added that any decision on whether Google Maps would be accepted as an application in the Apple App Store would have to be made by Apple, notes “Reuters.”