The application arrived on the App Store on Wednesday, but was removed hours after its release when customers branded it as "buggy" and "unusable".
Google has pledged to address the errors and restore the programme as soon as possible.
"Unfortunately, it contained a bug which broke notifications and caused users to see an error message when first opening the app," said product manager Matthew Izatt.
"We've removed the app while we correct the problem, and we're working to bring you a new version soon. Everyone who's already installed the app can continue to use it."
The official Gmail application includes push notifications, auto-completion of email addresses, efficient search and Priority Inbox, and will be available for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad once Google rolls out its update.
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