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Jeff Huber, senior vice president of commerce at Google, revealed that the new mapping app for iOS surpassed 10 million downloads in less than 2 days.

“We’re excited for the positive reception of Google Maps for iPhone around the world,” Huber said. “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 Apple’s effort to release its own mapping app was a total failure, Google Maps for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, which debuted last Wednesday, made a big hit. If Apple’s mapping service will remain in history as the biggest mistake the company ever made, Google maps became the number one app in the App Store.

Apple’s Maps have been the critics’ target since it was launched together with iOS 6. The company’s CEO Tim Cook even apologized for the lack of accurate maps. Google on the other hand, with years of experiencing, testing and perfecting its maps, never confronted with such a problem.

After iOS turned its back to Google for Apple’s in-house solution, customers have been waiting for a return. Now nobody doubts that Google Maps is the best map and location software, compared with Apple Maps which is some way off the required standard.