A report from TechCrunch claims that Apple has approved an official Google Voice app for the iPhone. Google originally submitted a GV app for iPhone back in 2009 but it was rejected, like all other similar apps, for “duplicating features that come with the iPhone”. However, since then Apple has revised their app review guidelines and relaxed third party development restrictions, and even started accepting unofficial Google Voice apps such as GV Mobile+ and GV Connect.
TechCrunch reports the official Google Voice app has already been approved by Apple but is actually being held back from being released while Google updates the app to include iOS 4 features such as multitasking. When Google was reached for comment they only said, ““We currently offer Google Voice mobile apps for Blackberry and Android, and we offer an HTML5 web app for the iPhone. We have nothing further to announce at this time.”