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Apple's "iOS In The Car" System All Set To Launch This Week

By Sunil Singh in 'Gadgets | Software | Apps', Mar 1, 2014.

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    Apple is all geared up to showcase its "iOS in the car" initiative with Ferrari, Volvo and Mercedes Benz at the Geneva Motor Show scheduled next week. It has chosen Ferrari, Volvo and Mercedes Benz keeping in mind the US tech group's high-end smartphones. Rumors indicate that a number of other car manufacturers are expected to incorporate iOS in the car soon after its launch, which is yet to be confirmed. Financial Times claims that this will be the first time that Apple will be integrating its software in non-Apple devices.


    Drivers will be able to use "iOS in the car" to view Apple Maps, listen to music, and also watch movies. Sounds exciting, right? Well, calls can also be made using this system. The system will act as an interface for dashboard system and
    Siri so that messages can be read to the driver and he/she can simply respond by dictating a reply. Also there will be no keyboard hence all the typing will have to be carried out using Siri voice commands.


    Apple had officially announced "iOS in the car" as an interface for dash displays in vehicles alongside iOS 7 at WWDC 2013 last June. Previously leaked images indicated that one cannot multitask while operating the iOS. As whatever you have displayed on your iPhone will be displayed on your dashboard system and will be locked to certain Apple apps.Considering this drawback, developer software had hinted few months back that the company has made significant changes to iOS in the car after its unveiling last year.

    Take a quick preview of "iOS in the car" system running on iOS 7.1 beta 2 in video below:

    Also long awaited and much needed iOS update, iOS 7.1 is scheduled for march and might coincide will the launching of this "iOS in the car" initiative. However, it's still unclear what the final version of "iOS in the car" will look like. It could possibly arrive with latest iOS 7.1. What are your views in this this context? What else can we expect from this "iOS in the car" initiative? You can share your views and add some information pertaining to this system in comments section below.

    Source: Financial Times
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Discussion in 'Gadgets | Software | Apps' started by Sunil Singh, Mar 1, 2014.

    1. Rajni Jain

      Rajni Jain Star

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      Encouraging move by Apple, and good for consumer base.

      This is actually eye catching.
      Though Apple is going to integrate only MAPS, and couple other software with non-apple device. Do you think Hackers may already have eyed this for a chance of breaching the Apple's Security.
    2. prahumac

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      i think this could be eye catching for the hackers to hack apple devices!!!!!!!