How does Find My iPod work?

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

  1. talino macrumors member

    Aug 16, 2010

    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?

  2. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
  3. talino thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 16, 2010
    @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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