I'm sure that Apple wants to destroy civilization. At least that is how most people see it.
Oh no, the iPhone is tracking your location (and lo and behold Android phones too) all the time! They could have sent The Man to pick you up in a black van at any moment! They're in "cahoots" with Big Brother!
I bet they're going to use this info to target you for more evil, more personalized ads and you'll be forced to buy things locally which might accidentally stimulate the local economy and help out your neighbors! NOOOOOOoooooooooooooo!!!!!1!
Back in the world of Occam, it turns out that if I click Google's "clock" app I can simply tap the bottom half of the screen and it gives me local weather information...in seconds...which requires it to know your location to give you relevant weather info...and it turns out that it only stores the last 50 "location tracking points" and then dumps earlier, irrelevant data. But no, my "needing location for weather forecasting" theory is a lot less plausible than your "watching your every move, giggling evilly in a shadowy room somewhere" theory.