iOS 4.3.3 To Be Released Soon To Fix iPhone Location Tracking Bug And Also Improve Battery Life

iOS 4.3.3

Last week, Apple responded to questions raised about the iPhone and iPad 3G location tracking issue reported by Security researchers.

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.

BGR has just confirmed that according to their source, Apple will be fixing the iPhone location tracking bug in iOS 4.3.3 just as we had expected within the next two weeks.

BGR reports:

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.

As always, we’ll let you know as soon as there is any further updates so stay tuned here at iPhone Hacks or join our Facebook Fan page or follow us on Twitter or subscribe to our RSS feed.