6 November 2012The Guardian:
Sources at Google familiar with its mapping plans say they are “not optimistic” that Apple will ever approve a dedicated Google Maps iOS app. Though the app is reportedly in development and should be ready to ship by the end of the year, the sources say their plans are only proceeding in “the unlikely event” that Apple will choose to approve the app.
I don’t buy this at all. If anyone at Google thinks that Apple would be able to get away with rejecting their maps app, they are high and drunk.
Plus, Apple’s recent moves indicate that they would want to welcome the app with open arms; the exact reverse of shunning it.