Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Apple issues iOS update to address location controversy

After reading this article (via Daring Fireball) about how companies that wish to compete with Apple should take care to provide their users with timely updates I found out that ... Apple has issued another update for its iOS devices. Amazing timing, no?
The update is a fix for the location database issue that had many iPhone users up in arms and that forced Apple is issue a rare statement about the controversy, in which the company denied that Apple was tracking users and seeking to explain why their devices were compiling location information.

The fixes contained in the iOS 4.3.3 update reduces the size of the database cache, no longer backs up the cache to iTunes and deletes the when user turn off Location Services. The update can be accessed through iTunes when a user plugs in their phone, iPod or tablet to their computer. If an update alert doesn't immediately appear the user can manually click the Check for Update button.