Apple releases iOS 4.3.3 to fix location bugs
Apple has released an iOS 4.3.3 (4.2.8 for CDMA) software update which resolves issues with location logging. The update aims to calm growing concern over a bug in iOS 4 that stored a database of up to a year’s worth of Wi-Fi hotspot and cell tower locations. Apple and Google both plan to testify at a Congressional hearing on user privacy this month. The update 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 software update is available for the following devices: ● iPhone 4 ● iPhone 3GS ● iPad 2 ● iPad ● iPod touch (4th generation) ● iPod touch (3rd generation) Warning: As always, jailbreakers should avoid this update until an untethered jailbreak is released for iOS 4.3.3. According to Comex, the iOn1c bug was not patched by Apple with this update. If that is the case, the untethered 4.3.3 jailbreak should be released soon.
Originally posted 2011-05-04 20:19:30.