Apple is set to release an updated firmware within the next two weeks to deal with the recent location tracking fiasco. As you most likely heard, the iPhone stores a database of hotspots and cell towers to quickly pin pont your location, but this “consolidated.db” file which contains your whereabouts is unnervingly accessible to the highly-trained assassins who are trying to hunt you down. In order to protect users from said ninjas, iOS 4.3.3 will reduce the size of the database and delete it entirely when location services are turned off.
- The update will no longer back up the location database to iTunes.
- The size of the location database will be reduced.
- The location database will be deleted entirely when Location Services are turned off.
- Battery life improvements.
- iPod bug fixes.