Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Apr 2011 21:40 UTC
Apple Apple has responded to the location data thing, and as it turns out, most of us moderate folk were completely right. Apple claims the data isn't sent to Apple, and that the storing of the information is a bug Apple will fix in the coming weeks. Still a very nasty and potentially dangerous bug, but not the massive privacy issue many made it out to be. Also, a new colour iPhone is out, which, if you were to believe the gadget and Apple sites, is yet another Apple revolution.
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RE[2]: Comment by sicofante
by JAlexoid on Thu 28th Apr 2011 12:18 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by sicofante"
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To provide more accurate location, instead of using GPS (that offers bad accuracy).
And to get rid of their dependency on skyhook.


GPS and bad accuracy? Have you actually any idea how AGPS works?
They need it to increase the location acquisition speed, not accuracy. Civilian GPS offers 4m of accuracy(or something), while AGPS may start with 1.5km accuracy and narrow it down as more GPS satellite data is received.
In fact, with that data you don't even need GPS to establish your approximate location.

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