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Apple closes the LocationGate

May 4, 2011: 4:31 PM ET

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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Philip Elmer-DeWitt has been following Apple since 1982, first for Time Magazine, and now on the Web for Fortune.com.

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