In an email response allegedly from Steve Jobs, responding to the statement that a user may switch to a Droid because it won’t track his location:
Oh yes they do. We don’t track anyone. The info circulating around is false.
That’s a great statement. We know that Android users are tracked as well, but to say that information surrounding the very obviously existing location database is ‘false’, is just odd.
[Updated: 4.25.11 at 8:53 AM]
It has occurred to me that he could be responding to whether or not Apple is using that data, but I think the strong argument being made on the web is: “why”.