swa66 - 8:31 pm on Sep 25, 2012 (gmt 0)
I've just looked up the addresses of our home, a bunch of my customers I know the address by heart, my parents, my in-laws, etc. It put the pin 100% on the right street mostly pretty on the right spot, sometimes a few doors to either side. That's the same accuracy as the best in-dash GPS devices in cars out here get (which is logical if Apple used the same map data then they are).
I really don't see any of the problems in real life, sorry.
Moreover if you really want the google maps: use the maplet:
start safari > surf to maps.google.com > allow locations services > click on the share button (center bottom of screen) > add to home screen > name it Google Maps and there you have it. It starts up a bit slower on my old iPhone 3GS, but on a new 5 or so it should be just fast.
I also redid the same searches in google maps: they are sometimes more and sometimes less accurate ... just slightly different, but no clear winner in that one is systematically better than the other.
Maybe the map data for Belgium is better than for other parts of the world, hard to say, but there's nothing worng with apple's maps as far as I can see out here.