The iPhone tracking issue is still alive and well, and it seems Steve Jobs, after days of remaining hushed, has finally spoken something on the matter. MacRumours reports that one of their readers wrote in to Jobs asking for an explanation of the presence of the “consolidated.db” file built into iOS. The reader's email read:

Jobs for an answer.

Jobs for an answer.

“Steve, Could you please explain the necessity of the passive location-tracking tool embedded in my iPhone? It’s kind of unnerving knowing that my exact location is being recorded at all times. Maybe you could shed some light on this for me before I switch to a Droid. They don’t track me.”

To which Jobs replied:

“Oh yes they do. We don’t track anyone. The info circulating around is false.”

His point was that Android also collects location information and that Apple just keeps a log, the rumour that the information is actually going to them is false. As usual, Jobs provides a short and unsweet answer to the question.

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