The last is yet to be heard about the ongoing controversy concerning location tracking by apple iphone products. The manufacturers of the iphone apple have made available the updated iphone operating system which seeks to provide further insight into the location tracking controversy.
The iOS 4.3.3 software is available in GSM iphone4 iphones through iTunes, it is also available in iphone 3GS, iPad products and in the fourth generation of the Ipod touch.
According to the notes that was released the iOS 4.3.3 minimizes the databases sizes and eliminates cache functionality when the device is connected to the computer; the entire cache is deleted when the location functionality of the device is off. It is possible that apple may have addressed the other bugs that are connected to the controversy.
It will be recalled that there was a controversy few weeks ago about location tracking capacity of iphone products by apple. The controversy was raised by two researchers who raised alarm that the 3 G facility in iphones can track down user’s location. The location tracker had never been an issue with iphone products until the release of one of the latest models of apple products which is iOS 4 some months ago which made some revelations about their locations.
Apple has tried to exonerate itself of any blame on the location tracking issue saying that the products do not track the users and transmit back to apple.