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Google Maps iOS app records 10 million downloads in 48 hours

Google’s Maps app for iOS 6 was downloaded more than 10 million times within 48 hours of going live on the App Store, according to a Google+ post from the company’s senior vice president of geo and commerce, Jeff Huber.

“We're excited for the positive reception of Google Maps for iPhone around the world. Congratulations to the Maps Team on the recognition for the passion and hard work they poured into it, for this release and over the last 7+ years,” said Huber.

Google Maps originally came preinstalled on iOS devices but was dropped from the platform during the recent update to iOS 6. Apple replaced the app with a self-designed navigation app that was quickly decried for being inaccurate and riddled with bugs.

The Maps app has seemingly capitalised on consumer dissatisfaction with iOS Maps, as it went straight to number one in the iTunes free app chart hours after its launch.

For those few iPhone owners who haven’t downloaded Google Maps, check out our review to see what all the fuss is about.