Google Confirms That Apple Rejected Google Voice and Google Latitude iPhone Applications

Posted Sep 18, 2009

As you may recall, the Google Voice and Google Latitude applications were never accepted into the Apple App Store. Tensions rose between both companies ever since and Google CEO Eric Schmidt stepped down from the Apple Board of Directors.  Even the FCC probed into the reasoning behind why the applications were never approved.  The FCC sent letters to AT&T, Google, and Apple.  Apple made their letters public, but Google asked the FCC to keep their responses confidential…. until today.

Google just made the letter public about why Apple never accepted their applications.  Before Google asked the FCC to keep Question #2 private.  Below is Google’s answer to that question.  The letter was made public Richard Whitt of the Washington Telecom and Media Counsel.