70 percent of US autos to be iPod compatible

Apple has been hard at work devising agreements with major auto manufacturers to integrate IPOD compatibility into their new product line.  In the end, the estimate is over 70% of new models will be IPOD ready.  Surely, Microsoft has their work cut out for them if Zune is to be a viable IPOD competitor.

"Seamless integration" according to Apple means not only providing a connection that allows the iPod to be charged and play through the vehicle's audio system, but "enabling drivers to use their car's multifunction controls to select their music using artist, album, playlist or shuffle songs, as well as to easily skip between tracks and playlists."

 

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