Apple fixes iPhone tracking

The new iPhone software update removes the location tracking “feature”. To my knowledge, they still haven’t explained why it was there in the first place.

UPDATE (5/13): A reader points out the Apple press release. I’m still puzzled, though.  The press release says:

The iPhone is not logging your location. Rather, it’s maintaining a database of Wi-Fi hotspots and cell towers around your current location . . .

But this contradicts the Guardian’s story:

The file contains the latitude and longitude of the phone’s recorded coordinates along with a timestamp . . .

I wonder who’s right. (Also, Apple has a history of collecting location information.)

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One Response to Apple fixes iPhone tracking

  1. wlovas says:

    FYI, Apple issued a press release about a week before the update. The location info is a database of nearby wi-fi hotspots, used to speed up GPS satellite acquisition.

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