Even if iPhone users exist at the rate of millions these days, shortcomings coming from the Apple engineers are still occurring. The notorious Cupertino-based company acknowledges that the settings from numerous iPhones are misleading users into some potentially dangerous turn of events.
Brian Krebs, who is a security specialist, claims that Apple’s new iPhone 11 range is searching for information about the location of the devices even when users have changed the phone’s settings to stop this function from happening.
Apple also warns the users
Apple recently warned users that the range’s new Ultra wideband chip is the one present behind the background checks. An official from Apple stated:
Ultra wideband technology is an industry standard technology and is subject to international regulatory requirements that require it to be turned off in certain locations,
iOS uses Location Services to help determine if an iPhone is in these prohibited locations in order to disable ultra wideband and comply with regulations.
No user location data collected by Apple
Apple also assures its users that the company is not collecting for itself location data of its users. This would have been very similar to the fact that Google has been accused of collecting location data of its users with the help of Google Maps service. According to Apple, the whole management of ultra-wideband compliance and the use of location data are done only on the device.
Yet the even better news provided by Apple is that it will fix this unwanted situation as soon as possible. However, Apple has great plans for the future, at least considering the upcoming year 2020. The iPhone 12 will be the company’s next flagship, and it’s also expected to be the first iPhone that will run the 5G technology. 2020 might be the year of a massive 5G popularity outburst, as many analysts are expecting.