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Hopefully, the recently released Google Maps for iPhone app has solved most of your potential woes, after the ill-received Apple Maps in iOS 6. Now that Google has us all back on the right road (literally), one might wonder just how excited iPhone users are to see a competent third-party mapping system back on their devices. According to the download numbers -- very excited.
Writing on his Google+ account, Google's Jeff Huber seems delighted at the early numbers surrounding the company's Google Maps re-debut on iOS.
"We're excited for the positive reception of Google Maps for iPhone around the world," writes Huber. "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."
After only 48 hours in the App Store, Google Maps was already downloaded over 10 million times. As of this writing, the app is currently holding the number-one spot in the Top Free Apps list, followed by ElfYourself by OfficeMax. Hey, it's the holidays.
A long and protracted bout of jousting between Apple and Google in regards to mapping apps seems to be coming to a close, thankfully. Well, until Apple undoubtedly tries to improve its own Maps app in iOS 7.
If you're still on the fence about the free Google Maps app (or wondering why Maps is telling you to drive through a fence), be sure to check out our review.
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