It would appear that Apple has not just implemented a location database on
its devices; it is
trying to patent the entire concept
. Claim 1 reads: "A
computer-implemented method performed by a location aware device, the
method comprising: configuring a processor of the location aware device to
collect network information broadcast from a number of network transmitters
over a time span; and storing the network information and corresponding
timestamps in a database as location history data.
Perhaps it is in everybody's
interest not to challenge this one.
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