Following the carrier IQ debacle, Apple was relatively quick to comment on the matter, when it issued a statement a few minutes ago:

We stopped supporting Carrier IQ with iOS 5 in most of our products and will remove it completely in a future software update. With any diagnostic data sent to Apple, customers must actively opt-in to share this information, and if they do, the data is sent in an anonymous and encrypted form and does not include any personal information. We never recorded keystrokes, messages or any other personal information for diagnostic data and have no plans to ever do so.

Move along. Nothing more to see here.

  • Anonymous

    So right now my iPod has no Carrier IQ crap?

    • Read the article again.

      “…will remove it completely in a future software update.”

      • Anonymous

        But, the sentence as a whole reads “We stopped supporting Carrier IQ with iOS 5 in most of our products • and will remove it completely in a future software update.”

        I divided the two important parts with a “•”

      • Some one have to check that. But it’s possible that it’s not installed.

      • Some one have to check that. But it’s possible that it’s not installed.

      • Well, it does “in most of our products”, meaning that some iOS devices still have it.

      • Well, it does “in most of our products”, meaning that some iOS devices still have it.

  • Reassuring.

  • Anonymous

    It should have never been installed in any iOS unless the customer agreed to it.

  • Anonymous

    “Apple, customers must actively opt-in to share this information”
    I opted OUT when setting up iOS 5. Checked today, still has me NOT sending data.

    • How would one check for this?

      • Anonymous

        Settings -> General -> About -> Diagnostics and Data