iOS in the Car
Earlier today, Apple officially launched CarPlay, previously known as “iOS in the Car”. Apple had first introduced it as one of the major features of iOS 7 at WWDC 2013.
CarPlay integrates iPhone with your car to make calls, use Maps, listen to Music and access messages.
Apple launches CarPlay; integrates iPhone with your car to make calls, use Maps, listen to music and access messages
Apple has announced the official arrival of CarPlay (previously known as iOS in the Car). This feature will make its way to existing iOS 7 devices in the form of an update. However, only the iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c and iPhone 5 are supported as this feature requires Lightning-enabled devices.
Apple may be ready to officially launch iOS in the Car at the Geneva Motor Show next week, claims the Financial Times. The show is held annually in March and showcases new car models, concept cars and cutting edge automobile technology.
John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation, held a summit with technology companies to talk about distracted driving. The summit is broken down into round tables featuring tech companies such as Apple, Google, Samsung, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and more.
Earlier today, iOS developer Steven Troughton-Smith shared screen shots of iOS in the Car running in the iOS simulator for iOS 7.0.3. While he was forthcoming with screen grabs and even a short video, he declined to share instructions on how to enable this mode as it is reportedly difficult in iOS 7.0.x builds. MacPaw developer Denis Stas started poking around iOS 7.1 beta 2 and discovered the latest beta of iOS 7.1 opens up iOS in the Car, making it easier to enable the feature in the iOS simulator.
A report in The Information suggests Apple’s iOS in the Car initiative is facing a delay due to internal strife at the company. Even as Tim Cook called the project “very important” following its WWDC unveiling, sources claim iOS in the Car faced an uncertain feature as Apple executives “didn’t quite know what to do” with the initiative.
iOS in the Car is an upcoming feature, which will let users access Maps, Messages, and other services on their car’s touchscreen console. Last week developer Steven Troughton-Smith posted screenshots of the iOS in the Car feature from iOS 7.1 beta.