According to a report, Google is on the verge of launching a native iPhone app and have already submitted it to the App Store for approval.
MG Siegler, a columnist for TechCrunch, has quoted "multiple sources" on his blog, saying the app could be approved very soon and making an appearance on an iDevice near you.
Of course Gmail is already supported on the iPhone as a web app and for the most part it does a pretty good job. However a standalone native app would allow users much more control adding in such features as push notifications and advanced search.
Other additional functions, currently available on the Android app, would likely include Priority Inbox, one-click starring of emails and even possible integration of Google+.
Google has so far remained tight-lipped about the possibility of the app existing and as for getting information out of Apple, we may as well be talking to our cat….and we don’t even have a cat.
When the iPhone launched in 2007, no third party apps were allowed in the App Store but when they did arrive a year later, there was still no Gmail app. Whether it was Apple’s reluctance to allow a competitor to its own Mail app onto the platform or Google simply focusing on mobile web, we may never know.
MG Siegler expects the app “should be out soon” so have your iPhones and iPads at the ready if you really want the extra features that this app may offer.