Location tracking: it’s the story that just won’t stop. (Tracking you, that is—won’t stop tracking you.) Now it’s gotten Apple in hot water both at home and abroad, but what, Steve worry? Nah. Elsewhere, Warner Music may soon be floating on a cloud and another iPhone prototype may have been spotted. Every breath you take, every move you make, the remainders for Monday, April 25, 2011 will be watchin’ you.
Well, it was only a matter of time before this thing got litigious. Details are scarce at the moment, but two people have filed a federal suit against Apple over the location logging issue, laying charges of privacy invasion and computer fraud. The lawsuit was filed in Tampa, Florida, according to information provided by their iPhones.
U.S. citizens and politicians aren’t the only ones up in arms about location tracking. South Korea’s Korea Communication Commission is also on the case, grilling Apple about what information is collected and why. Meanwhile, North Korea’s regime has reportedly given the feature a thumbs-up.
Well, with all these accusations and questions swirling, what has the Grand Poobah to say for himself? According to a purported e-mail from Steve Jobs to a MacRumors reader, “We don’t track anyone. The info circulating around is false.” In a followup, Jobs continued, “I mean, why would we track you? Just to find out that you’ve been to the grocery store every day for the past two weeks only to buy a package of double chocolate Milanos? What good would that information do us, really?”
Warner Music will reportedly join Apple in the cloud. Sources claim the two have signed an agreement which will supposedly allow online streaming of the label’s music to owners of Apple devices. They’ve even rigged a special sensor at Warner Music headquarters that goes ka-ching every time somebody streams a song.
Exclusive: Apple testing iPhone for T-Mobile USA (Boy Genius Report)
Is the iPhone coming to T-Mobile? Boy Genius Report claims to have pictures of a prototype iPhone 4 running on T-Mobile’s 3G network, though even the site says the phone is most likely just a test unit in preparation for AT&T’s acquisition of the carrier. Come on, guys, this obviously isn’t real: I mean, for one thing, it’s white!