WOODBURY - Computer experts say they have discovered that Apple's iPhone and 3G iPad have been secretly collecting the location data of its owners for almost a year.

The unencripted location data was discovered by computer experts Pete Warden and Alasdair Allan, who created a program to map the data.  

Experts say although there is no way to turn off the data collection, users shouldn't be too worried about it. They say as of now, the data isn't being transmitted to Apple or anyone else.

Lance Ulanoff, editor in chief of PCMag.com, says there is no telling exactly how or when the data will be used and that it is extremely important for users to be aware.