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Apple Releases iOS 4.3.3 With Location Tracking Bug Fixes


Apple today released iOS 4.3.3, bringing several fixes and improvements to Apple's operating system for mobile devices, including addressing bugs cited in the recent location-tracking controversy. The build number is 8J2 for the majority of devices, with the CDMA iPad 2 receiving Build 8J3. A separate iOS 4.2.8 build 8E401 is also available for the CDMA iPhone 4.

This update contains changes to the iOS crowd-sourced location database cache including:

- Reduces the size of the cache
- No longer backs the cache up to iTunes
- Deletes the cache entirely when Location Services is turned off

BGR reported just two days ago that it had gotten its hands on iOS 4.3.3, claiming that the update also brings battery life improvements and iPod bug fixes.

Related roundups: iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPad Air

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44 months ago
When was the last time we saw a maintenance release that actually addressed real issues with the OS?

I miss the days when an update would say: "Addresses general stability, bug fixes, and performance improvements."
Rating: 6 Votes
44 months ago
That's some fast response Apple for the database cache non-issue!

Meanwhile Google is still tracking Fandroids in almost real time.
Rating: 6 Votes
44 months ago
When is Apple going to figure out how to implement software patches instead of forcing people to download a whole copy of the OS for every little update?
Rating: 5 Votes
44 months ago
Anyone know if there's an app that saves similar data? I travel a fair bit and found the mapping quite nice to display.
Rating: 5 Votes
44 months ago
ugh...these frequent updates are great and all, but i hate waiting for the jb to come out.
Rating: 4 Votes
44 months ago
Battery Life+ please.
Rating: 4 Votes
44 months ago

When is Apple going to figure out how to implement software patches instead of forcing people to download a whole copy of the OS for every little update?


It's easier for them to do whole copies of the OS every time because people could go from iPhone OS 2.0 to iOS 4.3.3 if need be without having to patch to every subsequent release. It also cuts down on the risk of corruption.
Rating: 4 Votes
44 months ago

Nope, your device is no longer supported by apple.


That's not a good argument. You forget that this is not a feature. It's a matter of privacy and how iOS uses your data.

So, to me, Apple must give a fix to 3G users too. They can send iPhone 3G users a 4.2.2 for example.
Rating: 4 Votes
44 months ago
im hoping this quietly fixes the unresponsive home button issue.
Rating: 4 Votes
44 months ago

Try turning off features you're not using. I'm unfortunately using an Android phone at the moment, but I was able to get battery life up to about a week by turning off GPS, WiFi, etc. It has been a while since I used an iPhone, but I imagine you might be able to do something similar.

A WEEK iPhone battery life? Even if you cripple the phone by disabling features, there's still no way it would last even close to a week unless it's in sleep mode the entire time
Rating: 4 Votes

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