Apple has just released the iOS 4.3.3 update as expected. And, as expected, it patches the location bug that everyone was so concerned about.
When news broke of this, it was a huge thing that got everyone up in arms about personal data. Perhaps that was overshadowed by the PlayStation Network thing after a while, but a blunder is a blunder and companies need to be called on it when they mess up.
In this case, Apple answered back and apologized for causing worry. They explained it a while back and we wrote a bit about it.
The release notes for this software update are as follows:
iOS 4.3.3 Software Update
This update contains changes to the iOS crowd-sourced location database cache including:
– Reduces the size of the cache
– No longer backs the cache onto iTunes
– Deletes the cache entirely when location services is turned off
Products compatible with this software update:
– iPhone 4 (GSM Model)
– iPhone 3GS
– iPad 2
– iPod touch (4th generation)
– iPod touch (3rd generation)
Have to hand it to Apple on this one. They screwed up, acknowledged it and worked to fix it immediately. While the staffers at iSmashPhone all had different views on the matter, it's good to know that they addressed a concern quickly.
To download the new firmware, simply go to iTunes and plug in your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad. Click update and you will be notified of the update. Also, jailbreakers, as you should know by now, stay away from this update as it will render your jb useless.
Special thanks to Jumpman for the heads-up!