After two months Google’s digital assistant app, similar to Apple’s own Siri, has still not been approved for use on Apple’s iPhone. So what’s the hold-up?
According to iDownload Blog, this isn’t the first time a Google app has been held up. It took Apple more than a year to approve of Google’s VoIP client on the grounds that it was potentially an anti-trust violation.
Apple is especially stringent when it comes to allowing some apps on its iDevices, sending them through the certification ringer as if it were an insurgent trying to take a tour of the White House.
As hinted at by iDownload Blog, the app probably won’t be rejected but it doesn’t mean Apple will approve it anytime soon either. The app would effectively put Google in direct competition with Siri on iPhone 5 handsets. The digital assistant app is already available right now for Google’s own Android phones.