Just a week after promising the update, Apple has delivered iOS 4.3.3. The update fixes issues and bugs relating to location tracking.
The update is available now for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Apple only identifies three changes in the change log for iOS 4.3.3, all in regards to the location tracking database cache. First is the fact that it reduces the size of the cache on the device. Second, the location database cache is no longer backed up to iTunes. Finally, the cache is wiped out completely if Location Services are disabled.
If you’re using a Verizon iPhone 4 a similar update is available, but it’s called iOS 4.2.8.
So, the update does everything Apple promised, and seemingly nothing else. Hopefully this location tracking story can go away now.