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Available Soon: New iOS 4.3.3 Addresses Location Data Concerns

Apple revealed today via its location data Q&A that the next iOS update will arrive in the coming weeks. The iOS 4.3.3 update addresses concerns many have regarding Apple’s so-called tracking file, the “consolidate.db". The update should also include some bug fixes. According to the Q&A, the next update:
  • reduces the size of the crowd-sourced Wi-Fi hotspot and cell tower database cached on the iPhone,
  • ceases backing up this cache, and
  • deletes this cache entirely when Location Services is turned off.
Although Apple hasn't announced the street date for iOS 4.3.3, it should be coming soon. After all, "locationgate" has become a big issue and Apple will almost certainly like to put this behind them. What do you think? Leave your comments below.
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