Apple Releases iOS 4.3.3, Location Tracking Fixed

After criticism and controversy about location tracking, Apple released its iOS 4.3.3 update today for the iPhone.

The update claims to reduce the size of the location database cache and to no longer back up the cache to iTunes. It will also delete the cache entirely when “Location Services” is turned off. So we’d assume if you don’t let the iPhone see your location, then no tracking should be happening.

The fix is good on the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 (GSM model), iPad 2, iPad, and the 4th generation iPod Touch.