Apple doesn’t want a great map solution to compete with their incompetent one.
Enough has been said about the utter failure of iOS 6 maps on the iPhone 5 and users have turned from being frustrated about its complete incompetence to making memes and hilarious jokes about it. In fact, Apple’s own Tim Cooks apologised for it and recommended competing third party alternatives for the time being. But what users need at this time is the old trustworthy Google Maps that led them to the right path through previous generation iPhones. And even though Google said that they’re developing a new version for the phone, looks like it will have another problem to face.
The Guardian reports from insider sources who believe that there’s a good possibility that Apple may reject the Google Maps app from the App Store in order to make their own product better. Google themselves have a doubt whether they will be allowed on the platform, but they’re developing it anyway. But one of Apple’s key designers Scott Forstall left the company recently after the fury over the maps, and that could increase chances of the app making it to the store. But even then, Apple might “keep moving forward in an effort to make its obviously inferior product better”.