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Topic: iOS 4

Judge tosses "iBrick" lawsuit over iOS 4 slowing iPhone 3G

11/10/2011, 05:11 pm

A California woman seeking a class action lawsuit against Apple after being dissatisfied with her iPhone 3G following an update to iOS 4 has had her case thrown out by the judge evaluating the complaint.


27K South Koreans sue Apple for $26M over iPhone privacy concerns

08/17/2011, 08:08 am

Apple has been sued by a group of about 27,000 South Koreans seeking $26 million in compensation for what they feel are privacy violations related to the iPhone's location services.


Apple releases iOS 4.3.5 to address certificate violation issue

07/25/2011, 01:07 pm

Apple on Monday released iOS 4.3.5 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, addressing a security vulnerability related to certificate violation.


Apple releases iOS 4.3.4 to address PDF security hole

07/15/2011, 01:07 pm

Apple on Friday released an update to its iOS mobile operating system for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, addressing a potentially dangerous security flaw related to viewing PDF files in the Mobile Safari Web browser.


Apple pays $946 to Korean iPhone user over location data as class-action suit looms

07/15/2011, 01:07 am

After Apple made its first payment related to a controversy over location data stored on the iPhone to a Korean lawyer last month, the company now faces the threat of a class-action lawsuit over the issue.


Hackers release new browser-based iOS 'jailbreak' based on PDF exploit

07/06/2011, 12:07 pm

Hackers have once again released a "jailbreak" for iOS devices that can be completed through the Mobile Safari Web browser, taking advantage of an exploit found in the operating system's PDF reader.


Updated Apple Store iPhone app allows build to order Mac purchases

05/23/2011, 09:05 am

Apple on Monday updated its "Apple Store" application for the iPhone, offering the ability to order a custom Mac, and also more quickly receive help when at a retail store.


Apple to US Senate: We have no plans to ever track users' locations

05/20/2011, 03:05 am

At the company's second U.S. Senate hearing in weeks, Apple told senators that it does not, has never and has no plans to ever track users' locations.


European Union may place tougher privacy restrictions on Apple

05/19/2011, 12:05 pm

A new statement from the European Union could lead to greater restrictions on the handling of location data on mobile devices for companies like Apple and Google.


FCC, FTC invite Apple to location services forum

05/17/2011, 08:05 pm

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission and Federal Trade Commission announced Tuesday they had invited Apple and Google to a June 28 "public education forum" on the benefits and risks of location-based services.


Apple called to second Senate hearing on privacy

05/16/2011, 08:05 pm

Representatives from Apple and Google have been called to testify at a second U.S. Senate hearing on mobile consumer privacy later this week, this time with the Consumer Protection, Safety and Insurance Subcommittee.


Apple releases iOS 4.3.3 with fixes for location database controversy

05/04/2011, 01:05 pm

Apple on Wednesday released iOS 4.3.3 for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, addressing issues related to location data stored in a database file on devices running iOS 4.


Apple to address iPhone location concerns with quick release of iOS 4.3.3

05/02/2011, 10:05 am

Apple promised last week to release a software update to address a location tracking bug in its iOS mobile operating system, and a pre-release build of iOS 4.3.3 indicates the company is acting quickly to release the update.


Steve Jobs speaks out on iOS location issue: Apple isn't tracking anyone

04/27/2011, 01:04 pm

Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs gave a rare interview this week as his company combats a firestorm of publicity regarding a location database file stored by the iOS operating system, and he reaffirmed that Apple has not been tracking anyone.


Apple issues statement on iOS location controversy, says fix is coming

04/27/2011, 08:04 am

Apple on Wednesday responded to growing concern over a bug in the iOS mobile operating system that powers the iPhone and iPad, informing customers that it is not tracking them and revealing that it will address the issue with a forthcoming software update.


Apple, Google called to U.S. Senate hearing on mobile privacy

04/25/2011, 08:04 pm

As the controversy over persistent location tracking in the iPhone and Google Android devices continues to surge, representatives from Apple and Google have been summoned to a Senate judiciary hearing on mobile technology privacy in May.


Apple already hit with lawsuit over iOS location tracking file

04/25/2011, 04:04 pm

As the iOS 4 location tracking file on the iPhone continues to make headlines, two customers have already sued Apple and accused the company of invasion of privacy and computer fraud.


iOS location data prompts investigations of Apple in South Korea, Europe

04/25/2011, 09:04 am

A file with a comprehensive list of visited locations saved locally on users' iPhones has prompted investigations of Apple from numerous governments, including France, Germany, Italy and South Korea.


Government officials voice concern to Apple over location tracking

04/21/2011, 09:04 pm

U.S. Senator Al Franken and Congressman Ed Markey have sent letters to Apple CEO Steve Jobs expressing concern over recent reports that Apple's iOS 4 maintains a database with detailed location information, while several European officials are planning investigations into the practice.


iOS location tracking file likely a bug, Apple could address issue with next udpate

04/21/2011, 12:04 pm

A file that stores a detailed history of the approximate location an iPhone or 3G-equipped iPad has been is a result of a bug in the iOS operating system, and could be addressed by Apple in the next iOS update, according to a new report.