May 042011

Apple made good on its promise to address the location tracking concerns of its users last week, as we discussed here.  This update claims only to do those things.

This 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 update is available for all devices that can run iOS 4.

Hook up to iTunes and hit the update button.


I have been involved in both computers and video games since a very young age, cutting my teeth (literally) on an Apple IIe and an Intellivision. I've been writing about both for fun, off and on throughout the years, which eventually led me here -- still playing games and casually writing about them off an on. Follow @dab784

  3 Responses to “iOS 4.3.3 Released, addresses location concerns”

Comments (3)
  1. Nice to see a company follow through on its commitments within the promised timeframe.

    As of two or three iTunes updates ago, tho, I’m now seeing a frustrating problem with my iTunes/iPhone: iTunes (for Windows) freezes if I plug in (or unplug) my phone while iTunes is open. Everything still works fine if I plug in my iPhone before starting iTunes; I just can’t hotplug it while iTunes is open. Anyone else seeing this with the Windows version of iTunes?

    I’ve tried reinstalling iTunes, and this has persisted through at least two iPhone updates. There are enough variables that this could even be due to Windows updates related to USB, tho. No idea.

  2. Windows…

  3. I only sync to my MacBook and have had no isssues.

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