Report: Apple to Patch Location Tracking Bug in iOS 4.3.3

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The folks at Boy Genius Report are doing it again, they're breaking the news that Apple is updating iOS with iOS 4.3.3. The latest version is said to fix the location tracking bug that plagued previous versions of iOS 4. Apple realizes their mistake, and they're trying to fix it. Let's hope it's good to go. Interesting is that this is the third bug fix for 4.3 we've seen. While we don't want to just say Apple is getting sloppy here, it seems they are having to update this one more than usual. It's okay, maybe they just have a bunch of resources focusing on iOS 5.

Anyway, BGR got the scoop, and at this point we're willing to go with their report. They have been right with the past several updates, so it seems that their source can be deemed pretty darned spot-on. Directly from the website, these will be the major fixes coming to this update:

  • The update will no longer back up the location database to iTunes.
  • The size of the location database will be reduced.
  • The location database will be deleted entirely when Location Services are turned off.
  • Battery life improvements.
  • iPod bug fixes.

This is all stuff we heard about a while back when the news broke of the location tracking. Most figured that Apple was tracking our whereabouts. It seems that Apple was doing it by mistake and is taking measures to fix it, at least that's the official answer.


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