Apple clarifies its stand on CarrierIQ and its use in iOS devices

After Nokia, RIM, Google and Windows Phone now Apple has clarified about the use of key-logging software CarrierIQ in its iOS devices. Apple has agreed that once-upon-a-time iOS device did run the CarrierIQ software but not anymore.
carrieriq-apple  With the release of iOS 5, CarrierIQ is no longer the part of your iOS device. And most of its products don’t carry it now. And if they even do, it’ll be removed completely in a future update.

Apple in a statement said:

“We stopped supporting CarrierIQ 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.”

Where are we heading from here? Any guesses?