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MacBytes
Nov 15, 2005, 11:51 AM
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Link: Apple's iTunes videos in vehicles in 2006
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ariza910
Nov 15, 2005, 01:37 PM
The article just talks about AUDIO integration in Honda, Acura, Audi etc

Then its followed by a blurb about PIXAR shorts available on iTunes.

nowhere does it say VIDEO integration in cars.

Although completely possible, I currently run my iPod video through my Nav screen in my infiniti FX, I strongly doubt that Apple and the automotive industry would support video in the front of a vehicle.

svenr
Nov 15, 2005, 03:23 PM
nowhere does it say VIDEO integration in cars."... the services provided in the network could be received with mobile terminals in a moving car, for example. Such services include television-type program, short videos and games."

It doesn't say this will be an iTunes service, but it hints that it could if Apple applied for such a license. Although, honestly, I doubt Apple will do that if it's only for Finland or Europe. These 3G mobile networks are not available in the US and I just can't see Apple starting such a service Europe-only. (Would be cool though.)

Maybe some sort of limited trial in a small country as Finland? Nah, I don't think so either. Apple is famous for its secrecy and the last thing they'd do is to alert all competitors of their future plans.

ariza910
Nov 15, 2005, 03:40 PM
"... the services provided in the network could be received with mobile terminals in a moving car, for example. Such services include television-type program, short videos and games.

that quote is referring to NOKIAs announcement that the FINLAND gov has announced that a European operating license is open for new applications. How is this connected to Apple and iPod video in vehicles????

I agree, this would only be news if Apple were to release an iPod capable of receiving this European broadcast signal. Which is not happening.


"Nokia revealed today that the Ministry of Transport and Communications of Finland has announced that an operating licence for the fourth digital broadcasting network is open for applications. The commercial network, which will be the first of its kind in Europe, is meant for mobile television broadcasts and services. The aim of the operating licence is to lay the groundwork for a new type of content service market........... It is the intention that the services provided in the network could be received with mobile terminals in a moving car, for example. Such services include television-type program, short videos and games."

Let me sum up this article…
”Nokia using Apple WebCore + video on iTunes = video integration in vehicles in Finland’

what a stretch :rolleyes: