Apple fixes location database issues in iPhone update

Apple has finally released the location data-fixing update the company promised on April 27th. It works as advertised.

On Monday, news hit that Apple was close to releasing an update to fix the unsavory location-tracking behavior of its iOS devices. Two days later, Apple has officially rolled out that update, which as Apple puts it, "contains changes to the iOS crowd-sourced location database."

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In iOS 4.3.3, Apple delivers on the promises it made last week in its website. The update reduces the size of the location cache (to a week, ostensibly), prevents the cache from being backed up to iTunes, and deletes the cache entirely when location services is turned off.

As expected, the update also offers some battery and iPod bug fixes.

The Next Web has posted direct links to both the AT&T and Verizon versions of the update. Alternatively, iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad users can just plug in the devices to their computers to receive the updates.