The big story last week was the finding of a file in iOS 4 that two journalists discovered was storing location information. Of course, the news of the "consolidated.db" file set off a media storm, left a bunch of iPhone users with privacy concerns, and even got the attention of some elected officials.
One user, a member of the MacRumors' forums, was so concerned, he e-mailed the Apple's head guy in charge, Steve Jobs, to find out if the company was really tracking his every move, and why. The CEO reportedly replied with one of his usual curt responses, saying that the claim is "false":
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.
A: Oh yes they do. We don't track anyone. The info circulating around is false.
Sent from my iPhone
[via Mac Rumors]