Apple releases iOS 4.3.3 which takes care of location tracking worries
0. phoneArena posted on 04 May 2011, 14:58
Apple has done what it had promised to do by sending out iOS 4.3.3 which will reduce the size of the location data file and allows you to turn off location services so that your info isn't backed up in iTunes...
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1. tpiazz01 posted on 04 May 2011, 15:22 8 2
I think it's funny that everyone made a big stink about the iphone and android os being able to track where we go and store the locations. Everytime you sign up for an ap whether its facebook to check in or post photos or google maps to help navigate where you're going, you have to give permission anyway. More people will keep this turned on then they think because this mamimizes the user's experience with the phone and it's apps.
Furthermore the way they caught Bin laden is by tracking the couriers phone when he went to bin laden's home. It is reported that everytime he went to his house to deliver messages, he would turn off his cell phone and pull the battery about a mile out from his home so he would not get tracked. One day in August he finally forgot to pull the battery and they tracked his location.
2. SomeGuy (unregistered) posted on 04 May 2011, 15:51 4 1
FINALLY a voice of reason. Location services are meant to "track" your location. People agree to them everyday. They see where you are and present relevant information accordingly.
4. Sniggly posted on 04 May 2011, 15:58 5 3
With Apple, people were upset that the tracking wasn't optional and a large, unencrypted cache of their past locations was kept without their permission. With Google it's just jumping on the bandwagon.
10. remixfa posted on 04 May 2011, 21:27 2 0
i love how the ibots thumbs down sniggly's comment.. when in fact he is 100% right.
16. p0rkguy posted on 05 May 2011, 02:30 0 2
I don't believe that was the biggest problem though but this whole thing was blown out of proportion.
Carriers have been required to track you for the past few years already for emergency services and Apple is not a carrier.
3. 530gemini posted on 04 May 2011, 15:52 2 1
They should've just kept silent and sent an iphone to each terrorist leader as a giveaway. Then would've located all of them by now.
6. luis_lopez_351 posted on 04 May 2011, 17:08 2 4
Where's the proof of that they fixed the tracking? they can say anything and isheep will follow.
11. Lucas777 posted on 04 May 2011, 22:36 2 1
why dont u buy one and check it out if ur such an ass u cant believe a prominent company...
13. clevername posted on 05 May 2011, 01:58 2 2
Im with you 1000%! In fact after I stopped using an iPhone I noticed the black helicopters don't circle my house anymore and the creepy guy in the trench coat doesn't follow me on the store anymore.
I also don't hear them tapping my phone and haven't noticed then watching me through my television in a while. As a matter of fact, I don't hear radio stations when I touch my fillings with a fork anymore either.
15. vishu9 posted on 05 May 2011, 02:02 1 1
hahaha...thats one of the funniest comments i've read on PA recently
7. joey18 posted on 04 May 2011, 19:05 0 5
the tracking are people f. not android aro ios bccs if signupp any page you will get alot call and emails any email you sign upp is tracking why you people get smartphone is for track people if dont any problem get grandmas phone
18. Cool (unregistered) posted on 05 May 2011, 08:12 1 1
What on earth did you say or try to say? My 3 year old speaks better than you! ?????????????
17. PhoneLuver posted on 05 May 2011, 05:42 1 1
Ever notice that the IOS updates are always 666 MB?
19. Cool (unregistered) posted on 05 May 2011, 08:13 1 1
LMAO LOL That's so funny!!
20. 3MTA3 (unregistered) posted on 05 May 2011, 10:35 1 1
It's not funny it is evil which is exactly what apple is - evil
and the steve guy too.
Now with tracking disabled we will never be able to catch and kill people like bin laden
25. eatmejimmy (unregistered) posted on 07 May 2011, 00:44 0 0
omg!!!! devil worshippers!! damn them to helL!!!!!!!
KILL APPLE everyone switch to ANDROID noW!!!!
21. Astreo posted on 05 May 2011, 10:47 0 1
I still find it hilarious how many people were bashing on apple for the supposed tracking when nothing gets sent anywhere. its on your computer and iphone, something that isnt normally being given out to everyone. android on the other hand was sending it over air right back to google.
22. Sniggly posted on 05 May 2011, 12:11 0 0
Hate to interrupt you, but the information was being sent to Apple EVERY TWELVE HOURS.
You have now been corrected. Go forth and sin no more.
23. Astreo posted on 05 May 2011, 12:32 0 0
Where was this information posted or announced? Steve jobs CEO of Apple himself stated the tracking info was left on your iphone and the computer it was synced to. i have never heard of this 12 hour transmission rate.
24. Sniggly posted on 06 May 2011, 03:13 0 0
CNN reported it, they quoted Apple as the source.