It’s about time. Apple is planning to put iOS
into devices in cars from many major vehicle manufacturers, starting as early as 2014. Brands lining up for the project include Acura, Chevy, Ferrari, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jaguar, Kia, Mercedes Benz, Nissan, and Volvo.
Microsoft and Ford teamed up for For Sync. Now, Apple is planning to put iOS in cars. Image credit: Microsoft
Apple has already worked with some car manufacturers on support for its iDevices, but now it’s talking about put iOS onto in-car screens, which would be an entirely new (and important) step for the company. This is one area where Microsoft
has already made a substantial investment. Ford SYNC uses Bluetooth to connect your phone to the car’s computer so you can activate GPS guidance and other features with your voice. It sounds like iOS In The Car will provide similar voice-activated capabilities, but you can bet that its support for your iPhone will be like peanut butter and jelly.