This screenshot made on an iPad shows the Apple Maps application. (Photo: AP)
By Brett Molina, USA TODAY
It looks like Google is coming to the rescue of iPhone owners still searching for the ideal maps software.
According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Google is preparing a new maps app that will soon debut on Apple's iTunes store. The app is still undergoing testing, and a final release is still not clear, the report says.
Apple has been ripped for its decision to drop Google Maps as a native app for its iOS mobile operating system and replace with their own maps software. The struggling app forced CEO Tim Cook to publicly apologize to customers.
"We are extremely sorry for the frustration this has caused our customers and we are doing everything we can to make Maps better," said Cook back in September.
The bungled maps app reportedly forced the exit of Scott Forstall, who was in charge of iPhone software development.