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Apple to shortly release iOS 4.3.3; update deals with location tracking bug

0. phoneArena 02 May 2011, 12:55 posted on

A pre-release version of iOS 4.3.3. sent to BGR, eliminates certain functions that had Apple iPhone users worried that the Cupertino based firm could use location-based data to track individuals using the handset...

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posted on 02 May 2011, 13:45 3

1. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3842; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Well that is good news, Steve Jobs said that the iPhone does no such thing. That was in reference to the tracking fiasco that Apple is in. Now this update will deal with the tracking issue that Steve Jobs claimed was nonexistent. HMMM!? It seems contradictory but I am happy for all the Apple customers who will not be track anymore. Well you will be track for at least 7 days. So a week is better than a year!

posted on 02 May 2011, 18:43 1

7. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


he never said it was nonexistant. he said apple doesnt track people. not that the iphone doesnt...

posted on 03 May 2011, 05:17 1

11. PhoneLuver (Posts: 463; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)


I have to say, that I respect what Sony did, when their PSN network went down! They had a press conference, bowed and apologized for the inconvenience that was caused, even though, it wasn't directly their fault!

Apple can learn a lot from these guys! Be it a bug or intentional or whatever, show some honour and respect your customers!

posted on 03 May 2011, 06:32

12. clevername (Posts: 1428; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


You do know Sony waited a week after psn started tripping to even acknowledge it happened right? And a fix isn't even in sight. Apple on the other hand is fixing the issue within a few weeks.

posted on 02 May 2011, 13:53 5

2. Fanboys Suck (Posts: 609; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


Why is it that they are calling it a "bug"... a bug would indicate that it was 100% unintentional and an error in the software... "...it's a bug, you know? we don't mean to track you, it just happens..." WTF?

Apple's word games are ridiculous...

posted on 02 May 2011, 15:34 5

3. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3842; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Apple is like that guy who thinks no means yes! lol

posted on 02 May 2011, 15:55 3

4. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


You two realize android is being sued over tracking people as well right?

posted on 02 May 2011, 17:42 5

6. iwebdroidberry7 (Posts: 230; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Yeah but Google tracking is superior than Apples... therefore it is ok.

posted on 02 May 2011, 18:43 2

8. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


so true

posted on 02 May 2011, 16:31

5. jp (unregistered)


If you have a new iphone do you need to wait until after the update to Jailbreak the iphone 4? Just curious how that works.

posted on 02 May 2011, 18:44 1

9. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


nahh jailbreak now
there might not be a while

posted on 03 May 2011, 00:24

10. tinaz (Posts: 2; Member since: 16 Aug 2009)


will this work on verizon iphone? or are we still stuck on 4.2.7?

posted on 03 May 2011, 11:19

13. andro (unregistered)


they will no doubt be collecting the accumulated location 'data' while simultaneously doing the upgrade.

Fanboys rejoice your gods will know all about you

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