It has taken Apple a while to come around, but it has finally approved two Google Voice clients to give iPhone owners the ability to take advantage of that service to make calls and save money. Google and Apple may not be on the friendliest terms. That shouldn’t mean Google Voice can’t have a future on iPhone. AT&T may not be too happy about this development, but Apple almost had to loosen its app approval policy to stay out of hot water. GV Connect and GV Mobile+ are currently the two GV clients that iPhone users can use to make calls using Google’s phone service.
GV clients are not the only previously rejected apps, now approved, in iTunes these days. The good old C64 emulator is back too and better than ever. It was rejected a while ago due to using a BASIC interpreter. Its updated version is now approved by Apple (with BASIC enabled).
It is not clear whether Apple is ready to approve other Google apps to iTunes. Google Maps Navigation is one of the most anticipated apps that is yet to make it to App store. Google has been getting around Apple’s tough approval policy by offering web apps. We’ll see soon whether Apple’s new approval policy allows for more native Google apps.