Apple has released a statement regarding the iPhone and its ability to track and store users' locations. This statement indicates that Apple intends to release a free iOS software update to address the situation.
At the end of its statement, it says:
Sometime in the next few weeks Apple will release a free iOS software update that:
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. In the next major iOS software release the cache will also be encrypted on the iPhone.
This may relieve some people, however, the fact that Apple has denied tracking and storing its customers' location is asinine. Instead of tracking exact locations, the press release reads, the device keeps tabs on cell phone towers near each user's phone.
As Sam Biddle, with Gizmodo said, its akin to Apple saying, "I haven't been staring in your window at you while you're asleep, I've been looking inside and admiring all of your decor!"
While it's nice that Apple is addressing this pressing issue, it's resistance to admitting any wrong-doing is frustrating to say the least.