The iPhoto app was launched on 7 March. Apple

The iPhoto app for iOS 5.1, the software upgrade to the original iOS 5 operating system, has reportedly reached one million unique users in less than 10 days since it was released, reports The Loop. According to Apple, the number of users represents different users (not multiple downloads by the same user).

The app, priced at $4.99, is available on iTunes uses different map tiles that are dissimilar to standard Google Map images. This leads one to speculate that the company is preparing to cut its dependence on Google by launching its own map services, a report from TNW suggests.

iPhoto, which is one of the key features of the new iPad, allows the user to compare photos side-by-side, move corners around to crop them, touch-up images using fingertip brushes and add effects by tapping on the screen, a report by Tech Crunch states. Apple will be hoping this app will prove capable of beating Adobe's iOS version of Photoshop.

Finally, the user can share photographs from the iPad to friends and family members, via services like Facebook, Flickr and Twitter. The images can also be sent to nearby Apple TVs using Airplay or published online with iCloud.