How does Find My iPod work?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by talino, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

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    Hello,

    I've just enabled the "Find My iPod" option in the iCloud Settings page.

    The iCloud web service has pinpointed my location twice, using two different Wi-Fi networks, to within a meter or two.

    The device has neither a GPS unit nor a 3G connection. How can this process be so precise, assuming Apple doesn't have access to every ISP's database of IP addresses & clients' physical addresses?

    Thanks.
     
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    Carlanga

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  4. thread starter macrumors member

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    @chown33: Does this mean that if I physically move a wifi access point to another location, "Find My iPod" would display the older address until someone from Skyhook drives by again?
     

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