As part of their partnership — call it a “quid pro quo” if you like — Yelp was supposed to start using Apple Maps in its iOS App. However several weeks after the launch of iOS 6 and Apple Maps I kept seeing the old Google Maps in the Yelp app.
I assumed that the very public problems suffered by Apple Maps had given the folks at Yelp pause and caused the company to indefinitely delay the change to Apple Maps. But today in the Yelp mobile app I noticed Apple Maps making their appearance for the first time. I’m not sure when the change actually happened.
Below are screen captures of the mobile app and the online version for the same restaurant showing Google Maps:
Related: Earlier today Yelp introduced restaurant menus (and images) for its sites and mobile apps.
Update: I have spoken to Yelp and have been corrected. They said that since the launch of iOS 6 they have integrated Apple Maps. However where phones and devices are still on iOS 5 (or so) Yelp still uses Google Maps. That may have been the source of my memory and apparent confusion.