Apple’s Bud Tribble testified before the Senate today, in a hearing supposed to get to the bottom of the recent location issues. Both Google and Apple were present, though Apple’s response was much more pointed. In essence, they believe that LocationGate doesn’t exist, and that their customers’ information is held very close to the chest:
We do not share customer information with third parties without our customers’ explicit consent. Apple does not track users’ locations. Apple has never done so and has no plans to do so,” said Tribble.
So, while Apple has patched the “bug” that was storing all of their users’ location data, they are stressing that they have never tracked you. Tracking you would involve the data being uploaded to Apple, which has never occurred. The video comes from the Associated Press, who were on-site for the hearings.