Screenshot shows that in iOS 8, users are asked if apps can still use location data

Screenshot shows that in iOS 8, users are asked if apps can still use location data
A screenshot from an iOS 8 powered device, reveals that the new build of Apple's mobile OS will ask users if they still give permission to mobile apps to continue using location data. Back in the olden days when iOS 6 ruled the world, say back in 2012, Apple required the user to give express permission to allow an app to use location data to gather information.

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

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


source: MacRumors

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8 Comments

1. janekkubek

Posts: 14; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Nihil novi.

2. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Yo apple, why don't you make a fap app called ''Fapp'' ?

3. number29

Posts: 185; Member since: Jan 25, 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: 124; Member since: Apr 01, 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: 1451; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

Another Android feature that Apple has used to "innovate" with to make their product "better".

6. Leo_MC

Posts: 6130; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Android never had this option until KK.

7. iampayne

Posts: 322; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

As long as its not as bad as Windows Vista pop ups its ok.

8. Droidrapist

Posts: 186; Member since: May 28, 2014

Android Apple haters, now you can insert your random hate comment for apple by filling out this easy form: 1. You hate Apple, check one: __ Yes __ Yes 2. You have a girlfriend, check only one: __ NO __ She left me __ Only through Facebook 3. You have a life: ___ NO ___ NO 4. You have a sense of style: __ No __ Maybe __ Not sure

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