Here’s an interesting number that indirectly burns Apple Maps: Google Maps for iOS has been downloaded over 10,000,000 times since its debut on the App Store last week, according to Google SVP of Commerce Jeff Huber. The third-party Google Maps app is much better than its predecessor native app on iOS 5 and earlier, and Google admits that it’s even better than the Android version it offers.
Google Maps for iOS features vector-based maps with voice turn-by-turn navigation, three-dimensional maps, transit information, shake to send feedback and more. The app has been critically acclaimed and is available as a free download on the App Store for iPhone and iPod touch. Both an iPad version and offline mode are reportedly in the works.