02-15-2012 01:58 PM
02-15-2012 02:14 PM
A game wanting to know your location is definitely unusual and potentially suspicious. Legitimate reasons I could think of though are games that posts scores to a "local" score ranking. In that instance it would need to know your location.
I can't think of a reason why a game would need to read SMS.
One thing you could do is contact the developer for the game in question and ask. Most Market entries should have a link to a developer website.
02-16-2012 08:33 AM
02-16-2012 08:40 AM
Phone state is different. That means it knows when you're trying to make or receive a call.
The create network sockets depends on what the game is. If it has ads, then it would need to be able to retrieve that content. Another possibility is if it's an online game.
02-17-2012 10:50 AM
02-17-2012 11:09 AM
Not sure I follow your question. The iPhone has strict limitations as to what an app can do (unless you jailbreak the phone). There are some things that you can be prompted to allow. There are some articles about being able to take contacts, but Apple has commented that they are working to prevent that.
02-17-2012 03:09 PM
02-17-2012 10:22 PM
02-19-2012 10:14 AM