Re: It's not satellites
"It's satellite imagery is usually very up to date, within a few months or so. What you're complaining about is the aerial photography which shows the much higher zoom levels where individual roads and buildings, and even cars and people, are visible."
Satellite view is the term Google use (although on desktop they now call it Earth). However your statement is not correct. The aerial photography is now used when you zoom right out to whole states or countries and is blended with satellite views for areas that aren't covered (such as the sea).
Try it, find some cloud on an aerial view and zoom out, you have to go a long way before the same cloud is not showing.