Apple Denies Tracking
Apple issued a statement, in the form of a Q&A, Wednesday denying recent reports that it tracks iPhone location data.
"Apple is not tracking the location of your iPhone. Apple has never done so and has no plans to ever do so," the company said in a statement not attributed to any particular executive. The statement went on to say that the controversy is related to "some very complex technical issues which are hard to communicate in a soundbite."
The company admitted that the iPhone continuing to update Wi-Fi and cell tower data when Location Services is turned off is a "bug," which will be fixed momentarily with a software update, which will also reduce the size of the crowd-sourced Wi-Fi hotspot and cell tower database cached on the iPhone.