Screenshot shows that in iOS 8, users are asked if apps can still use location data
This became an issue when it was discovered the same year, that apps like Path were uploading iPhone user's address books without permission. As it turned out, big names like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Foursquare were guilty of the same thing that Path was doing. The latter was eventually fined $800,000 for taking customer's information without permission, and allowing children under 13 to subscribe to the app.
Now, Apple is trying to make iOS 8 users feel more comfortable by giving them the opportunity to revoke previously granted permission giving apps the right to use location data.
The iOS 8 update is available now to those registered as developers with Apple. We've also shown you how to download and install the software by taking advantage of a glitch. For those who wold rather wait for an official release of iOS 8, it should be released some time this fall (most likely in September).
In iOS 8, users are asked if they still want to grant permission so that specific apps can still use location data apps permission to use location data
2. GreekGeek (Posts: 845; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)
Yo apple, why don't you make a fap app called ''Fapp'' ?
3. number29 (Posts: 185; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)
iOSes granual app permissions are definitely a big benefit of the platform over rivals. I like that Apple are taking the opportunity to remind users of their ability to choose whether apps have access to their location or not as most would typically set the option once and then never change it again.
4. shahulvm (Posts: 118; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)
Much much better then android where you cannot give location access to individual appz. Even bb has the option to grant access to location to individual apps.
5. skymitch89 (Posts: 1123; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)
Another Android feature that Apple has used to "innovate" with to make their product "better".
7. iampayne (Posts: 257; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)
As long as its not as bad as Windows Vista pop ups its ok.
8. Droidrapist (Posts: 186; Member since: 28 May 2014)
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