22 April 2011

Apple storing location data

There's been a fuss this week about a file on the iPhone and iPad that stores location data - consolidated.db.

There's an article at http://weblogs.dailypress.com/technology/pressforward/blog/2011/04/iphone_location_tracking_conso_1.html where an IT professional discusses how this is not news, and has been written about previously.

I agree with the general approach that these sorts of files are nothing to get excited about - I imagine such a file rapidly improves geolocation startup. I've just been traveling through Thailand, Cambodia and Malaysia and was quite surprised at how fast my iPhone 4 located my current position - a few seconds after getting off a plane.