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Apple Denies Tracking IPhone Locations, Will Update Software

Apple Inc., facing scrutiny from consumers and lawmakers over data collection on its iPhone, said it isn’t tracking customers’ location while acknowledging it gathers information about wireless gear near a user’s handset.

“Apple is not tracking the location of your iPhone,” the Cupertino, California-based company said in a statement today. “Apple has never done so and has no plans to ever do so.”