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Apple Maps Fallout: Google Has Not Submitted Its Own Maps App 'Yet'

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Apple fans upset by its new Maps application will have to wait for a quick fix from Google.

Google previously supplied the mapping data in the iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone, but a recent update replaced it with Apple's own solution.

But despite adding 3D maps and turn-by-turn navigation, the new app has been widely criticised for a large amount of misleading, mistaken and missing data.

Google Maps fans had been hoping the company would release its own app on the iOS store, as it has done with YouTube in recent weeks.

Bthe search giant's chairman said that it had not yet submitted its own Maps app to Apple's store - and hinted at no current plans to do so.

According to Reuters, Eric Schmidt told reporters in Tokyo: "We have not done anything yet."

But he added that the two companies were in constant contact.

"We've been talking with (Apple) for a long time. We talk to them every day."

Meanwhile sources say that Apple has already begun updating the server-side information used for its Maps app with improved data.

Apple said yesterday that more than five million iPhone 5s had been sold in the first weekend of its release.

Despite the record figures some analysts were disappointed with the numbers.

But Apple said demand had exceeded supply, and it is thought up to a million more iPhones may already be in transit to customers.

"Demand for iPhone 5 has been incredible and we are working hard to get an iPhone 5 into the hands of every customer who wants one as quickly as possible," said CEO Tim Cook in a press statement.

"While we have sold out of our initial supply, stores continue to receive iPhone 5 shipments regularly and customers can continue to order online and receive an estimated delivery date. We appreciate everyone's patience and are working hard to build enough iPhone 5s for everyone."

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