Why isn't the issue. It is spying - pure and simple. All Apple users who use the new Kernel-shut your devices off or you will pay the price very soon. I broke my Ipad and Iphone immediately after reading this article.
So you read an article. It says Apple bought a company. But its technology isn't in any Apple product and you don't know how or in what form Apple is going to use that technology, but just based on this very limited information, you decided to waste over $1,000 and destroy your iPhone and iPad. Dude, I think you need to get some helps.
By the way... my Iphone that I had had keylogging software on it from the boot up brand new. China is using your phone/ipad/itouch/ etc whether you know it or not to crack our own government. I had to use a third party software package to get rid of that linux keylogger.
All I can see in the near future are major HIPPA/JAYCO/SPYING/TRACKING violation lawsuits that will kill all that Steve Jobs has tried to build. Even if they anticipate to just use it for advertising they are still tracking you. Say you are in the hospital and need a tissue. Go 4 ft left behind the counter. Oh, oops you could see the computer screen and that was a patient/doctor only area. OOPs Sorry we didn't mean that. Apple has done that in the past too many times. Get lost with that GMaps... good one Cook. I don't trust them at all.