Apple Responds To Location Tracking Kerfuffle, Says It’s Innocent, Blames Bugs

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TechCrunch, 4/27/11

Apple aims to – finally – set the record straight about the gathering and use of location information by iOS devices. The entire Q&A can be found below.

Apple starts off by stating that it has never tracked, and will never track the location of a customer’s iPhone. The company goes on to say it’s partly to blame for any ‘confusion’ about it, though, because users haven’t been ‘educated’ to fully understand the technical issues with providing mobile users with fast and accurate location information.

That said, the company did identify several ‘bugs’ which it says it will fix shortly.

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