(The Hosting News) – Apple founder Steve Jobs briefly responded to claims on Monday that the iPhone tracks users’ whereabouts. Jobs replied to the controversy when a member of the popular Apple news site MacRumors emailed the Apple founder for clarification.
The email sent to Jobs asked, “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.” Jobs responded by stating, “Oh yes they do. We don’t track anyone. The info circulating around is false.”
The Apple founder is currently on medical leave from daily operations at the company.
The idea that the iPhone may track users’ locations has been around since last year, but did not receive much media attention until recently.
Despite having an opt-out option under settings, some have claimed the iPhone tracks locations anyhow.
You can read the entire post on MacRumors here: http://www.macrumors.com/2011/04/25/steve-jobs-on-ios-location-issue-we-dont-track-anyone/