The Location Tracking Fiasco has had two big companies in his grip. While Apple said that the tracking was a ‘bug’ in the software and that a patch was on its way, while Google stood strong and said that it was completely optional and was nothing more than a ‘opt-in’ for its customers.
We no longer track you
Both companies faced lawsuits from various people and battles are still being fought in the courts. But Apple, it seems, has kept its word and has posted a fix for the location tracking bug. iOS 4.3.3 is now available via iTunes for the GSM iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, all variants of the iPad as well as the iPod touch. Once installed, the update reduces the size of the cache, stops backing the cache up to iTunes when the device is synced and deletes the cache entirely when you turn Location Services off. The update also includes various other bug fixes for the devices, but which ones exactly they are is not yet known.
So all you folks who own an Apple device and no longer want to be tracked, go ahead and get the new update.