iOS 4.3.3 Software Update

Apple iOS version 4.3.3 is now available for download. This software update was released to address the controversial location tracking bug that caused privacy concerns amongst iPhone and iPad users. Apple received a lot of heat including a class action lawsuit because of that tracking bug that’s why they released the iOS 4.3.3 software update earlier than scheduled.

Aside from the changes to the crowd-sourced location database cache, the iOS 4.3.3 software update also includes the following:

  • Reduces the size of the cache
  • No longer backs the cache up to iTunes
  • Deletes the cache entirely when Location Services is turned off
    • iPhone and iPad users can now update their devices to iOS 4.3.3 via iTunes. To perform the update, connect your iOS device (iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch) to your computer. When iTunes detects your device, it will inform you about the available software update.

      iOS 4.3.3 Software Update

      Click on the “Download and Update” button and iTunes will do the rest. If you’ve jailbreaked your device, you should wait for iOS 4.3.3 jailbreaking tools before upgrading. I just upgraded my iPhone to iOS 4.3.3 and the upgrade process was smooth, no issues or problems so far.

      Anyone who upgraded their iOS device to version 4.3.3? How did the upgrade process go? Was it smooth or was there any issues? Please share your thoughts.

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