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The iPhone 11's U1 chip necessitates constant geolocation pings, Apple says

1 month ago   |   By Ars Technica

Enlarge / From left to right: iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max.
Earlier this week, security reporter Brian Krebs published a story explaining that Apple's latest iPhones periodically check the user's location even if the user disables location services individually for each and every app and service in the iPhone's Settings app.
While this behavior ended when the user disabled location services system-wide, it was a bit of a head-scratcher. What was the iPhone doing and why? Was it sending this information to Apple? Why couldn't users find information on what was happening?...
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Apple reveals why the iPhone 11 checks for your location without permission

Apple reveals why the iPhone 11 checks for your location without permission

1 month ago   |   By Pocket-lint

There appears to be a privacy issue with the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro , but Apple has already sent out an explanation. Security expert Brian Krebs claimed earlier this week that the new iPhone models appear to be requesting location data after a user has switched it off in their privacy settings. Apple has now revealed to TechCrunch that ultra wideband technology is to blame, and that it will roll out a fix through a future software update. Here's what an Apple spokesperson told the publication: “Ultra wideband technology is an industry standard technology and is subject to...
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