So, about that Google maps application for Apple -- the one consumers have been clamoring for since Apple released a new version of its iOS operating system with a glitchy Apple-made maps service. It’s on its way – but not for several months, sources tell The New York Times’ Bits blog. “Google is developing a maps application for iPhone and iPad that it is seeking to finish by the end of the year,” Bits reports. What’s the hold up? According to Bits, Google was caught off guard when Apple decided to build a new application for iOS to replace the search giant’s existing app.