For example I can't restrict it to one app without enabling Apple to collect location data.
> To be clear, completely turning off Location Services does work
The only issue is that there are some system location services that cannot be toggled individually, like you can for individual apps. So if you want to turn them off, you have to turn location services off entirely.
This is still not great of course but much less dramatic than what the headline implies.
For my use case, namely limiting access to 3rd party apps, this mostly works. But, the toggles could be named better.
Do you know that to be the case - ie is Apple obtaining your location, or is it your device obtaining your location?
Were we, the users, holding the phone wrong and causing antenna-gate? 
Were our tight pants to blame for the bending iPhone plus models? 
When Apple purposefully slowed our 1.5 year old iPhone to a crawl, after an iOS update, was it us hastening the degradatiom of the measily iPhone batteries? 
That's not difficult to do, given how loose Android is with privacy. There are effectively two Phone OSes to choose from: iOS and Android. iOS is not perfect, far from it, but the breathless way the tech press at large has covered every foible with the iPhone has made me immediately question articles like this from the set out, and sure enough, sensationalized. Well it's only happened the last 500 times so I suppose it was fair to check.
Meanwhile Android runs like shit on phones with sixty bagillion cpu cores and 400 gigabytes of RAM, and the fanboys come out in droves to tell us iPhone users how stupid we are for having such "limited" devices, that despite all their limitations, all their battery problems, antenna problems, retain a good 40% of their resale value when you upgrade. Why? Because people want them, even used ones, because an out of gen iPhone running on a crippled battery with a cracked screen is STILL a better experience than an Android.
Apple is far more pro-privacy than its competitors, because its chief competitor requires reduction in privacy to make money.
From Apple, we expect perfection. They're trying to be pro privacy, so when they aren't, the pitchforks come out. Meanwhile Android's sole purpose is less privacy to feed into Google's business.
There are certain things I WANT to be a walled garden. Anything that holds my information, I would prefer that less people have potential access to that. And Apple is the only one who leads the way in this regard in true consumer products. Despite not being perfect, at least they put some effort in.
Hell, here's a fun read: https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2019/01/apple...
PS. Apple's anti-consumer practices are really messed up.
What an amazingly shallow and dumb article. The author clearly didn't even come close to thinking his ideas through. Is that the best one you could find?
Well, if you don't turn your phone on, you won't share the location either. And what information does that add ?