Apple releases iOS 4.3.3 in wake of Locationgate (updated)

Apple releases iOS 4.3.3 in wake of Locationgate (updated)

Summary: Apple yesterday posted iOS 4.3.3 in response to the recent Locationgate uproar. The iOS software update contains changes to the iOS crowd-sourced location database cache.

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Apple yesterday posted iOS 4.3.3 in response to the recent Locationgate uproar.

It came to a head two weeks ago when a ”database of Wi-Fi hotspots and cell towers around your current location” (a.k.a. Consolidated.db) was discovered on iOS 4 devices — and the computers they’re backed up to.

iOS 4.3.3 (available from iTunes) contains changes to the iOS crowd-sourced location database cache including:

  • Reduces the size of the cache
  • No longer backs the cache up to iTunes
  • Deletes the cache entirely when Location Services is turned off

The download weighs in at 666MB on the iPhone 4 and Apple's download servers are currently running very, very slowly.
Update: Direct download links for iOS 4.3.3.

Topics: Operating Systems, Apple, Mobile OS

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  • RE: Apple releases iOS 4.3.3 in wake of Locationgate (updated)

    that means another SEVEN hours trying to d/l the update in Indonesia! :-(
    bloody hell Apple, can't you work out some way to update the 'changed' bits?!
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