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No Google Maps for iPhone 5

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Google has made no move to provide Google Maps for the iPhone 5 after Apple dropped the application in favor of a homegrown but controversial alternative, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said.

Users have complained that Apple's new map service, based on Dutch navigation equipment and digital map maker TomTom NV's data, contains glaring geographical errors and lacks features that made Google Maps so popular.

Schmidt said Google and Apple were in constant communication. But he said any decision on whether Google Maps would be accepted in the Apple App Store would have to be made by Apple.

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