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Apple IPhone Tracking Is Probably a ‘Mistake,’ Researchers Say

The iPhone and iPad’s ability to logs users’ whereabouts is probably a mistake that Apple Inc. will eliminate, said the researchers who discovered the feature.

"If this was a conspiracy, this file would have been hidden better and we wouldn’t have found it,’’ said Alasdair Allan, one of the computer programmers who discovered the tracking feature. “Our best guess is this was an engineering mistake.”