Apple Confirms Its iPhone Users Were Never At Risk After Privacy Bug Sparked Concerns

The release of iOS 16.3 was launched to the general public in January and while a lot of the features were loved by the masses, there was also a lot of concern attached to it too.

The news comes after a recently highlighted privacy bug took the center stage which the iPhone maker addressed. This bug was highlighted to have allowed the app to bypass several preferences linked to privacy.

The concern was related to the Apple Maps feature but now, Apple says that nothing happened that users need to worry about. Although a great many speculations mentioned that the privacy vulnerability had the capability to bypass privacy protocols. Therefore, it meant people could have been tracked without any prior knowledge of what was going on.

But in a recently published statement sent out by 9to5Mac, the Cupertino company says that users of iPhone devices have nothing to worry about. They also claim that such clients were never at risk in the first place due to the threat.

In the same way, the tech giant shut down all rumors about how a food delivery platform based in Brazil was getting location access without any form of permission observed in iOS 16.2.

Just last week, the iPhone maker said that its Maps privacy bug was completely resolved and it could only get exploited through the likes of unsandboxed applications on the macOS. They entitled how the fix was a part of the company’s latest array of software updates conducted one week back.

This had to do with the likes of the codebase being shared by both iPad and iOS, as well as the smartwatch and smart TV features.

The tech giant mentioned in a recently published statement how the suggestion of such a vulnerability may allow other platforms to bypass the company’s strict security protocols in place that stop tracking are truly false.

They also refuted all claims about bypassing a user’s control linked to location data. That had to do with a report referenced in the past week linked to the Brazilian food delivery company. Some users felt like their data may have been tracked by the bug, despite them denying access for the consent of this activity.

But the report that came out failed to shed light on how the iFood was actually involved in the likes of exploitation of this kind. Whatever the case may be, Apple claims another follow-up investigation was carried out that showed how none of the claims were true and how the bug did not bypass any of Apple’s controls through any means.

In the same way, Apple says every user has the right to allow or deny sharing of data through thier devices. Therefore, any reports about a vulnerability allowing that right to be misused are incorrect.

Moreover, the bug has been completely eliminated and users can carry on with their usual functions as they were never at any risk, to begin with. They called out all such claims and reports as fake.

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