The Google+ app for iOS has been submitted to the App Store and is now awaiting approval, according to Google’s own Erica Joy. The news, reported by Ralf Rotmann of, came from a posting on Joy’s Google+ account.

In the posting, Joy says that the “Google+ iPhone app has been submitted to the App Store (no not today, sometime prior to today) and is awaiting approval.”

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She then went on to clarify that the app was likely to be universal saying, “Sorry, even though I have an iPad and not an iPhone, I always call iOS apps “iPhone apps”. I’m sure its something to do with conditioning.”

The Google+ app for Android is already available on the Android Market and is garnering rave reviews. A mobile app that is designed to run in Mobile Safari has been available to iOS devices from the launch of Google+, but a native app for the service will undoubtedly run smoother and launch faster.

Keep your eyes on TNW, we’ll be sure to let you know when the Google+ app for iOS goes live on the App Store.