He said, however, that the company would address the "bugs" that caused the backlog of data.
The iOS 4.3.3 software update that was promised contains changes to the crowd-source location database cache by reducing the size of the cache in user data (originally spanning months), stops iTunes from backing up the cached data.
It also allows users to opt out of tracking as it deletes the cache completely when users turn the 'location services' off.
While Apple still maintains its location data monitoring of Wi-Fi and cell towers around iPhone users, the company says that this is anonymous and for service improvement reasons.
Google was pulled up for similar location tracking data which it has used to profit from location-based advertising.