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[CNN] Apple blames iPhone tracking file on 'bug'

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The next version of Apple's iOS will store data about a phone's location for only seven days instead of for months, as was previously the case, the company says. Apple blamed the fact that so much location data had been stored on users' phones and computers on a software "bug."

"The reason the iPhone stores so much data is a bug we uncovered and plan to fix shortly," the company said in a news release. "We don't think the iPhone needs to store more than seven days of this data."
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A bug? Really...
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Hmm, some type of electronic parasite or something lol? And it magically wrote its own code and put iteself into the firmware...
    
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Yea right Apple. BS.
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post #4 of 66
The next version of Apple's iOS will store data about a phone's location for only seven days instead of for months.

I'd rather it didn't store anyone's location at all.

Why do they even need it anyway.

Surely advertising doesn't need GPS tracking.

Mobile triangulation would be accurate enough.

Even better, BBC report they deny it completely:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-13208867

Apple are obviously just talking bull to calm the whole thing down.
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ROFL a bug alright! They bug is Apple!
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post #6 of 66
Apple should sue that annoying bug!
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Interesting the other article about this whole thing on Toms had Apple basically saying that the consumer was too stupid to have this brought to their attention and that it's all really technical so they couldn't explain it to the consumer. I'm an Apple hater because of their shady practices and utter contempt for the consumer. This whole fiasco just furthers it.
     
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post #8 of 66
Just like "you are just holding the phone wrong", Apple shifts the blame else where.
    
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post #9 of 66
Didn't Jobs say a bit ago that iOS was not tracking you, but Android was? Now they are admitting they the phone was, but it was a bug?

Seems like Jobs needs to get his story straight.
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loll it's not a big deal guys. it's wrong on principle, but in practice it's not a big deal at all. and that's the bottom line.
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