TECHNOLOGY

Steve Jobs' Alleged iPhone Tracking Response: 'We Don't Track Anyone'

04/25/2011 12:56 pm ET | Updated Jun 25, 2011

While Steve Jobs has yet to publicly explain the reason why the iPhone tracks and stores precise locational data for its users, he has reportedly refuted the claims to one user via email.

According to MacRumors, Jobs shot back a characteristically brief answer to one user's concerns about the reported location-storing:

MacRumors reports the email exchange between the user and CEO was allegedly as follows:

Q: Steve,

Could you please explain the necessity of the passive location-tracking tool embedded in my iPhone? It's kind of unnerving knowing that my exact location is being recorded at all times. Maybe you could shed some light on this for me before I switch to a Droid. They don't track me.

A: Oh yes they do. We don't track anyone. The info circulating around is false.

Sent from my iPhone

Jobs is right about Android phones--but his answer seems to contradict all other evidence showing that iPhones do indeed track their users--even when the location services feature is turned off.

Read more of Steve Jobs' snappy email responses here.

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