Google’s Eric Schmidt apparently still really wants Apple to use Google Maps as the default navigation application for iOS on the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. In a conference early Tuesday with AllThingsD, Schmidt had stated:
Originally Posted by Eric Schmidt
Schmidt feels that Apple could easily take the existing Google Maps application, which exists in Apple’s App Store for free, and make it the default Maps application in iOS like they had done in iOS 5 and earlier. Knowing Apple, this isn't likely to happen. Apple is taking steps to continually improve their own Maps application.
Even though Google Maps may not be getting the default Maps treatment on iOS any time soon, it’s still available for free in Apple’s App Store for anyone that wants to use it instead of Apple’s Maps.