An Update on Apple’s Location Data Tracking

Some developments on the iPhone/iPad tracking story since I last posted. For now, I’ll just refer you to the links.

First, Peter Batty’s must-read posts on the subject: So actually, Apple isn’t recording your (accurate) iPhone location; More on Apple recording your iPhone location history; The scoop: Apple’s iPhone is NOT storing your accurate location, and NOT storing history.

A follow-up from the original researchers: Additional iPhone tracking research (O’Reilly Radar).

Opinion: Mike Elgan at Computerworld; Brian X. Chen and Mike Isaac on Why You Should Care About the iPhone Location-Tracking Issue.

Today, Apple has posted a Q&A on the issue: they say it’s a cache of a subset of a larger hotspot and cell tower database, not location tracking.