A couple of weeks ago we heard that a pair of security dudes had discovered something sinister about Apple’s iOS 4, namely that it tracks your location along with a cheeky little timestamp, even when Location Services are completely disabled.
According to BGR, Apple is keen to address the “bug” fairly soonish, and will do so with the next release of iOS i.e. 4.3.3.
BGR has been sent iOS 4.3.3 by one of their Apple sources, however they’ve yet to play about with it. They’ve been told it’ll address the following:
- The location database will no longer be backed up to iTunes
- The database will be reduced in size
- When Location Services are turned off, the database will be deleted
It’ll also improve the iPhone’s battery life, and fix some bugs with the iPod touch.
BGR has been told iOS 4.3.3 will be released within the next two weeks, if not sooner.