Locationgate: iOS 4.3.3 With iTrack Fix Coming Sooner Than You Expected

Author: Karan Israni
Published: May 02, 2011 at 11:33 am

Apple has always been a company at which its consumer base never pointed a finger. Steve Jobs never really gave anyone a chance. Such was the perfectionism shown by the man. And now, when Apple is under attack for secretly storing users' location information, the company is working ever so hard to get this stain off their back as quickly as possible.

It was just last week that Apple promised us a software update to address the location tracking bug in iOS, and now, a pre-release build of iOS 4.3.3 is already out, indicating Apple's desire to get this done and dusted with quickly.

What will iOS 4.3.3 do?

For starters, iOS 4.3.3 will, reportedly, no longer back up the location database file (consolidated.db). It is also learned that the size of the file will be reduced, with a strict limit on the length of time that location data is stored.

The update will also trigger a deletion of the database file when location services are turned off by users.

Apart from the locationgate, iOS 4.3.3 will fix a few bugs relating to the iPod, and improve battery life.

Apple is working very hard to roll the update as soon as possible so we expect iOS 4.3.3 to come out any time within the next 10 days.

Via Apple Insider


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