According to the Chinese mass media charges, information security could suffer.
At the same time Apple representatives claim that user‘s location data are only on his device and can't be saved on iTunes or iCloud.
Apple denies Chinese statement, broadcasted on China Central Television (CCTV) about surveillance over users. The "Frequent Locations" function caused many questions.
According to the Chinese mass media, the information gathered by Apple can reveal the entire country's economic situation and even state secrets. In turn, Apple‘s technical support declares that the "Frequent Locations" function doesn't track your smartphone.
Apple Inc. claims that in order to remember the most important places for you and further to provide the most suitable route, your iPhone keeps the most visited places only on your phone and won't send this information to Apple.
Also it should be mentioned that the "Frequent Locations" function isn’t installed by default, that’s why any user can connect it or disconnect. In addition, all data are stored on the phone without a copy on iTunes and iCloud.
Apple‘s employees said they hadn’t had access to "Frequent Locations" information. Moreover, they Apple declared that they had never worked with any government agencies.