Apple Takes Credit For 'Uncovering' Its Patented Location 'Bug' That Isn't Really Tracking You, But Which It'll Fix
from the reality-distortion dept
As far as I can tell, Apple's key points are:
- Apple (not researchers, or tons of other people who have noted this "bug" for a year or so) "discovered" a bug with location data on the phone:
The reason the iPhone stores so much data is a bug we uncovered and plan to fix shortly
- There's no tracking going on. There's nothing to see here.
Apple is not tracking the location of your iPhone. Apple has never done so and has no plans to ever do so.
- Even though there's no tracking and nothing to see here, it's still a bug which will be fixed.
- The reason people are concerned about this is because people are confused.
Oh, and did we mention that Apple has also applied for a patent on this particular "bug"?