Having initially dismissed this as "expected behavior", Apple has now gone into more detail about what's actually happening.
If Location Services is on, your iPhone will periodically send the geo-tagged locations of nearby Wi-Fi hotspots and cell towers (where supported by a device) in an anonymous and encrypted form to Apple, to be used for augmenting this crowd-sourced database of Wi-Fi hotspot and cell tower locations.
"The management of ultra wideband compliance and its use of location data is done entirely on the device and Apple is not collecting user location data", the spokesperson said.
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He contacted Apple to report the issue, sharing a video which showed the location services icon on, even though every app and system service was set to "never request" this information. After an initial denial, Apple has now openly admitted that yes, the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max have been secretly tracking user locations.
Krebs claims it is not possible to turn off location-based system services for certain services when using the iPhone 11 Pro.
However, Apple has comeback with a new answer - its latest iPhones come standard with ultra-wideband technology that 'is subject to global regulatory requirements that require it to be turned off in certain locations, ' according to TechCrunch who received the statement.
Krebs reached out to Apple about the bug who told him in a statement: "We do not see any actual security implications".
"It is expected behavior that the Location Services icon appears in the status bar when Location Services is enabled", the engineer wrote. The folks at Cupertino have responded and they have assured that they are not collecting user location data at all. According to TechCrunch, the company has also said that in a future iOS update it will introduce a new dedicated toggle option for the feature. To understand where other ultra wideband devices are located.