Last week Apple talked about the location database that triggered lawsuits and investigative hearings both here and abroad. The fix, in a free software update for iPhones and iPads called iOS 4.3.3, arrived Wednesday afternoon.
According to Apple, the 666.2MB update, its largest, updates three issues: it reduces the size of the location database cache, stops backing the cache up to iTunes, and deletes the cache entirely when Location Services is turned off. We have tested these claims and found this to be mostly true.
The fix, which Apple announced last week, comes in the form of a free update to the iOS operating system that runs on the iPhone and other Apple mobile devices including the iPad. Owners of such devices can install the iOS update when they sync them to iTunes on their computers.
This covers one of a major iPhone Problem and we will hope in future for more of these type of fix.