iPhone sending user data to Apple?

Well, file this under who-tells-the-truth department.

9to5mac reports that Apple is tracking iPhone user data, as reported in a hackint0sh thread. The thread based the assumption on strings found in two apps, where there is a URL with an identifier named IMEI in the string.

But this assumption is immediately debunked by docpool, stating that it is the application ID that is being referenced by the string IMEI. It also linked to a German site, which claims that the application ID is being sent, not the IMEI.

Now, will security analysts stand up and clear this mess up?