There’s nothing like reading two piece of news on a Friday morning that contradicts each other, giving you hopes before crushing them like a pile of ash. Earlier yesterday at Google Big Tent Summit in India, Eric Schmidt, the Chairman of Google said that whether Google Now will be made for iOS or not, is up to Apple, subtly hinting that the company has already submitted the app for approval.
“You’ll need to discuss with Apple. Apple has a policy of approving or disapproving apps that are submitted into the store, and some of them may approve and some of them they don’t.”
We’ve already seen a purportedly leaked video promo for Google Now for iOS, but don’t be too happy yet you iOS users, not too long after that, Apple denied the existence of Google Now, for now at least. When asked, a company representative from Apple told The Verge that there are absolutely no Google apps up for review at the App Store at all.
Of course, this could’ve been just a big misunderstanding from the beginning. Back with the whole Google Maps for iOS story, Eric Schmidt gave a similar response to the media when asked about it so this could be the Chairman’s way of handling such questions. Not all hopes are lost though, while Google may not have submitted the app to the App Store yet, it doesn’t mean that Google Now for iOS isn’t in the works.