Google (GOOG) is working on an iOS Maps app for the App Store, sources tell the NYT, but doesn't...

|By:, SA News Editor

Google (GOOG) is working on an iOS Maps app for the App Store, sources tell the NYT, but doesn't expect to have it ready before year's end. The Verge reports something similar. Apple's (AAPL) June decision to replace Google Maps in iOS 6 is said to have taken Google by surprise - the WSJ reported at the time that renewal talks broke down over disagreements related to a host of issues, such as branding, turn-by-turn navigation details, and Google's wish to include additional features such as Latitude. (Eric Schmidt)