Apple also announced that it plans to release a minor iOS software update in the next few weeks to address a bug in the way it manages the crowd-sourced Wi-Fi hotspot and cell tower database that is cached on the iPhone.
We’ve been sent the OS and while we haven’t loaded it on our iPhone just yet, here is what we have been told it will address:
- The update will no longer back up the location database to iTunes.
- The size of the location database will be reduced.
- The location database will be deleted entirely when Location Services are turned off.
- Battery life improvements.
- iPod bug fixes.
It should also come as a relief to iPhone users who had noticed significant decrease in battery life after upgrading to iOS 4.3 or later that iOS 4.3.3 will also improve battery life.