09/26/2012 08:24 am ET Updated Nov 26, 2012

Apple Had Over A Year Left On Google Maps Contract, Google Scrambling To Build iOS App

Apple's decision to ship its own mapping system in the iPhone 5 and iOS 6 was made over a year before the company's agreement to use Google Maps expired, according to two independent sources familiar with the matter. The decision, made sometime before Apple's WWDC event in June, sent Google scrambling to develop an iOS Google Maps app -- an app which both sources say is still incomplete and currently not scheduled to ship for several months.

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