After banning all Google Voice-related apps from the App Store, Apple’s Google Voice moratorium appears to be over.
Apple has just approved GV Connect [iTunes link], a $3 nativeGoogle Voice app for the iPhone.
This comes fourteen months after Apple removed all Google Voice apps from its App Store — including fan favorites GV Mobile and VoiceCentral — and refused to approveGoogle’s official app. That ban led to an FCC inquiry and the creation of an HTML5-specific web app to sate iPhone users.
As recently as last month, Google told us that nothing had changed in regards to the status of its native iPhone app, but since that conversation, Apple has made some significant changes to its developer policies.
With the release of GV Connect, it seems like only a matter of time before other apps (like GV Mobile+) will make their way back to the App Store.