iOS 4.3.3 Arrives with Fix for "Secret" Location Database


Apple just released an update to its iOS operating system for iPads and iPhones. After the “scandal” around the discover of a location database on the iPhone 4 and 3G-enabled iPads, Apple promised to quickly fix this “bug” quickly.

Here are the changes according to Apple:

This update contains changes to the iOS crowd-sourced location database cache including:

* Reduces the size of the cache
* No longer back the cache up to iTunes
* Deletes the cache entirely when Location Services is turned off

It doesn’t look as if there are any other new features or changes to Apple’s terms of service, but as you know, it’s always best to read through these documents before you agree to them…

Frederic Lardinois founded SiliconFilter in 2011. Before starting this site, he wrote about 1,500 articles for ReadWriteWeb. His areas of interest are consumer web and mobile apps, as well as Internet-connected devices like cars, smart sensors and toasters. You can reach him at [email protected]


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