Apple plans patch to address iPhone tracking concerns

Posted on Wednesday, Apr 27 2011 @ 22:21 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Apple has provided more details on the iPhone tracking issue and said it will release a patch that will address some of the concerns. You can read the company's explanation over here.
Sometime in the next few weeks Apple will release a free iOS software update that:

  • reduces the size of the crowd-sourced Wi-Fi hotspot and cell tower database cached on the iPhone,
  • ceases backing up this cache, and
  • deletes this cache entirely when Location Services is turned off.

    In the next major iOS software release the cache will also be encrypted on the iPhone.

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