Haven't seen any mention of this on the other threads but it is certainly true for regions of the UK. For example, over the Portsmouth area Apple maps show mid-2011 whereas the house I moved into in 2009 hasn't even had the foundations laid in Google's - I'd estimate circa 2007; a difference of 4 years. Has anyone else noticed this elsewhere? I'll reiterate the comments made elsewhere about the lower resolution of Apple's images but I think it's also been mentioned that Apple may be intentionally withholding higher resolution imagery in the beta - makes sense to limit the strain on their servers. Considering the advances in technology etc in the intervening 4 years (see above) I think it's safe to assume that Apple may well have access to higher resolution imagery than Google. Thoughts?