After claims in China’s state run media last week that location tracking features in the forthcoming upgrades to the iPhone’s software package constitute a threat to China’s national security, Apple has hit back and counter-argued China’s claims are baseless.
“Our customers want and expect their mobile devices to be able to quickly and reliably determine their current locations for specific activities such as shopping, travel, finding the nearest restaurant or calculating the amount of time it takes them to get to work. We do this at the device level. Apple does not track users’ locations – Apple has never done so and has no plans to ever do so,” the company wrote in a bilingual post on its Chinese website.
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