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Apple issues statement on iPhone 11 Pro’s location gathering

Apple has issued a statement to AppleInsider in response to Krebos Security report that the iPhone 11 Pro appears to periodically utilize its GPS module to gather location data in the face of user wishes.

Here’s what App says:

“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 iPhone is in these prohibited locations in order to disable Ultra Wideband and comply with regulations.” 

“The management of Ultra Wideband compliance and its use of location data is done entirely on the device and Apple is not collecting user location data.”

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.