A busy day for Apple yesterday, with three separate announcements on its iOS products. First, its iPad 2 tablet goes on sale in 12 more countries this week, including Japan, Indie, South Korea and South Africa, with China to follow on 6 May. Second, the long-delayed white iPhone 4 goes on sale today, 10 months after the black model came out. Third, Apple has published a lengthy Q&A on how it’s handling location data generated by iPhones, following recent accusations that the company is tracking people. It starts with a flat denial – “Apple is not tracking the location of your iPhone. Apple has never done so and has no plans to ever do so” – before going on to admit that the company is building a ‘crowd-sourced database’ of location based on anonymous data uploaded from iPhones. “Apple is now collecting anonymous traffic data to build a crowd-sourced traffic database with the goal of providing iPhone users an improved traffic service in the next couple of years. ..”

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