Nel 2007 due ingegneri di Apple, al lavoro per 3 settimane, riuscirono a realizzare quel piccolo capolavoro di usabilità che fu la prima app di Google Maps per iPhone.
Including a maps app on the first iPhone was not even part of the company's original plan as the phone's unveiling approached in January 2007. Just weeks before the event, Mr. Jobs ordered a mapping app to show off the capabilities of the touch-screen device.
Two engineers put together a maps app for the presentation in three weeks, said a former Apple engineer who worked on iPhone software, and who declined to be named because he did not want to speak publicly about his previous employer. The company hastily cut a deal with Google to use its map data.