iPhone, iPad Storing Location Data in Consolidated.db FileIt is not a surprise that Apple's devices, iPhone and iPad, are capable of tracking a user's location and recording latitude-longitude and a timestamp. It is a surprise that Apple's devices store this data in an unencrypted file called consolidated.db. The data is already being used by the police.
Daring Fireball has posted that it could be a bug or oversight. It isn't very good coding if it was unintentional. Daring Fireball thinks the problem will be probably be gone after the next iOS update.
Posted on April 21, 2011