- cell map exposes the data that Apple has been collecting from virtually all iPhone mobile devices, using them essentially as global wardriving and positioning machines.
Current research suggests that Apple's iPhone devices only store coordinates locally, however this cell data is actually transmitted back up to Apple multiple times a day, even if Location Services / GPS is turned OFF, allowing them to locate the cell phone as well as correlate the positions with Wi-Fi network information.
If you extract the cell tower information sent from the iPhone to Apple, you can enter it here and locate the physical location of the mobile phone, or try the demonstration phone by hitting "Locate" below.
You can also accurately locate iPhones based off of the wi-fi data sent by using my Wi-Fi Mapping tool.
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