Earlier I posted about a documentary by Al-Jazeera on how Apple stores private data and sends it to its servers. Well it’s now official, Apple spies on your location. Researchers Alasdair Allan and Pete Warden found an unecrypted file in iPhone’s that stores where you go named “consolidated.db”. The file is synced when connected to iTunes, it cannot be deleted. It is unclear why Apple stores this information.
This raises a lot of privacy concerns, most notably why would Apple do such a thing in the first place. After testing the data, researchers found out the information is not always flawlessly correct but is incredibly detailed. The file stores your longitude and latitude information. Since the file came with iOS 4, which was released around a year ago. It can have up to hundred of thousands of locations recorded to date.[Source]