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Apple releases iOS 4.3.3 with location tracking fixes

By Matthew ยท 12 replies
May 4, 2011
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  1. Good on you for jumping on it and doing the right thing. Too bad it had to get to that point but at least you responded quickly and professionally (unlike others....)
  2. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,007   +18

    I still don't understand why they need to track the location of an iPad that never leaves anyone's home, and is never connected to anything besides the person's own WiFi server.

    And clearing the cache is not the same thing as disabling it.
  3. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Guru Posts: 845   +38

    But...but...Steve Jobs said the iOS doesn't keep that information. He lied! HOW DARE HE! WHY WOULD HE EVER DO THAT?! I can't believe Jobs lied to me. But it's ok. I'll still buy from him.

  4. " Furious backlash of its customers", ah the rhetoric of hit ***** journalist and their pin headed readers, what ever would we do without them.
  5. Raswan

    Raswan TS Enthusiast Posts: 279

    Except for the part where they claimed some of it was the result of "bugs." Real professional. And insulting. And insultingly professional. And professionally insulting.
  6. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,007   +18

    I dunno, troll random web sites with stupid comments?
  7. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,633   +97

    +1 & he/she sounded like an iSheep.

    I don't see much wrong with the wording here, because almost everywhere people were pretty disgusted about this. Perhaps this would stop them (?) and others from doing this in future.
  8. foreverzero89

    foreverzero89 TS Enthusiast Posts: 211

    let me translate that for you guys. by "fixed" he meant that its now buried deeper so that its harder for the normal person to find. ill bet the farm it still tracks you.
  9. mario

    mario Ex-TS Developer Posts: 398   +17

    Is everyone for real? This problem/bug was most certainly caused by an oversight, no information was ever sent to Apple or any other company it was only stored on your local computer and only people with physical access to your PC could read it (if they knew how to). I'm sure the iPad was also recording locations because of the 3G network coverage.

    Know let me get this straight, someone found a bug on iOS, Apple fixed ir within 2 weeks and people still have the nerves to complain about it. Yes it should have never been this way but the problem existed and they fixed it, Apple doesn't know more or less information about their customers because of this. The only thing they know is that if they make great products people will buy them, and if they are successful there still be people hating for their hard earned success.
  10. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,007   +18

    Exactly. The only oversight was that they didn't hide it well enough in the first place.
  11. aj_the_kidd

    aj_the_kidd TS Rookie Posts: 555

    When company like apple, who put themselves on such a high pedestal, makes even the smallest mistake (or oversight) you best expect people to pounce on it. I'm surprised, that you're surprised, about peoples reactions, its kind of a given these days.
  12. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,633   +97

    Beliving in any corporation's statement without an 'indendepent evaluation/investigation' is like believing in horse's s##** is good for people. They have only one objective, that is to mint money no matter which means they have to use to achieve it. 'Ethics' in business are just like 'sugar coating' a tablet to make it easier for its subjects to shove it down their throats.

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