Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Apple Pushes iOS 4.3.3 Update, Fixes Location Tracking "Bug"

Following the discovery of a "location database" on iOS devices Apple responded stating it was nothing more than a bug and that the company would issue an update that would resolve said issue. Today the company has kept to that promise with the release of the iOS 4.3.3 update.

According to the release notes, iOS 4.3.3 reduces the size of the location database cache, stops backing the cache up to iTunes when you connect your device to a computer, and deletes the cache entirely when you turn Location Services off. There are no other notes attached to the update, though it's possible (as always) that Apple may have slipped some other bug fixes into it as well.

You can get the iOS 4.3.3 update by plugging your iOS device into your computer and hitting the "check for updates" button in iTunes.

It has not yet been confirmed whether or not this update really does what it promises to do, or if Apple just found another clever way at hiding their tracks. Rest assured that if they didn't fix the so called bug we'll, or if they did something sneaky someone out there will find out and we'll see yet more reports about it.

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