Apple Says It is not storing iphone users' info

Apr 27, 2011, 11:46 by R.E. Christian

Apple Inc. has denied claims Wednesday that iPhones store a record of their users' movements for up to a year.

"Apple is not tracking the location of your iPhone," the company said in a released statement. Apple has never done so and has no plans to ever do so."

The company does admit that its iPhones keep track of Wi-Fi hotspots and cell towers around a user's current location, however this is only to help the iPhone calcuate were it is present.

Reuters reports that some of this location information is backed up in iTunes. If a user's computer was hacked, it could mean that information would be stolen about the user's movements.

In response to public fury, Apple will produce a software update that stores less location information to be made available next week.