By Philip Elmer-DeWitt
May 4, 2011

A software update trims a location file four weeks after its existence was revealed

In a Q&A released last week, Apple AAPL promised to do something “within a few weeks” about the location database that triggered lawsuits and investigative hearings both here and abroad. The fix, in a free software update for iPhones and iPads called iOS 4.3.3, arrived Wednesday afternoon.

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