Could you please explain the necessity of the passive location-tracking tool embedded in my iPhone? It's kind of unnerving knowing that my exact location is being recorded at all times. Maybe you could shed some light on this for me before I switch to a Droid. They don't track me.
Oh yes they do. We don't track anyone. The info circulating around is false.
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While technically Apple may not send the location data stored in consolidated.db back to headquarters, leaving the data on the device unencrypted and saving it on each computer the iPhone backs up to, makes it awfully easy for someone to get a hold of it and track you. Adding to the flame, this information is being stored despite location services being turned off.
Steve Jobs reportedly claims the info circulating is false. The location history stored in consolidated.db has been verified by numerous sources and even published in forensic analysis books. Jobs is likely referring to the belief that Apple is sending this information home. As far as we know that is not the case.