I've heard apple maps have had lots of problems.
Yep, I started hearing about the problems shortly after IOS 6 was released.
From what I heard the guy that was in charge of the Apple Maps department was fired the day before Thanksgiving and had been employed by Apple for 10 years.
Maps are new to Apple so it should be expected that Google is going to have some advantage at this point over them, but I think in time Apple will be just as good and maybe even better. I'm willing to give them a chance.
I have seen, a couple of times, the google mapping car cruising around my neighborhood.
Attached photo is of me next to the Google car and a photo of the Google bicycle.