OS 3.0 Dock Interface

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  1. gloss macrumors 601

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    Hey guys. I wasn't able to find a thread that had a definitive answer to this question, so I thought I'd ask:

    In OS 3.0, will developers be able to enable their apps to output audio through the Dock connector, so that, for example Pandora or Slacker Radio would work through your typical in-car iPod connection?
     
  2. The General macrumors 601

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    Pandora and Slacker radio have always worked through the dock connector. I use Pandora in my car all the time.
     
  3. fishkorp macrumors 68020

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    As previously mentioned, that's always worked. The accessory framework is for custom accessories to use the dock connector. Existing audio interfaces that work for the iPod app will work for all music apps. I've used numerous audio apps in my car using the dock/USB connector.
     
  4. gloss thread starter macrumors 601

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    That really makes me look stupid then, doesn't it? Heh.

    I'll have to go check that out. :D
     
  5. gloss thread starter macrumors 601

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    Sadly, no dice. My car stereo jumps directly to the iPod app when I plug in the dock connector, regardless of whether or not I'm running Pandora or Slacker. C'est la.
     
  6. The General macrumors 601

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    So hit the home button and open Pandora.
     
  7. gloss thread starter macrumors 601

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    It just continues playing my iPod library. I guess it's the way that this particular stereo accesses the iPod that disallows it.
     
  8. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    Go to the ipod, press pause, then navigate to the app of choice.
     
  9. gloss thread starter macrumors 601

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    It connects to the iPod as an accessory, which locks out manual control.
     
  10. The General macrumors 601

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    Or press and hold the home button to force quit the iPod application, then go to Pandora.
     
  11. gloss thread starter macrumors 601

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    There's an idea.
     
  12. gloss thread starter macrumors 601

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    Still no luck. I guess I'm doomed to an eternity of local mp3s.
     
  13. The General macrumors 601

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    Sucks. It must be that we have different car stereos.
     
  14. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    You could always buy a new car. :D
     
  15. gloss thread starter macrumors 601

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    Mine's an older Alpine and I think the interface essentially tricks the stereo into reading the iPod like an enormous CD changer. Kludgy, but it's the best there was at the time.

    My friend has a newer Sony, I'll have to see how it works on his.
     
  16. The General macrumors 601

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    I'm just using the one that came with my scion
     
  17. blaker13 macrumors member

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    Dension

    Just goto DENSION.COM and look up your car, the only problem is with the new iphone 3g it wont charge the ipod but it will allow you to play streaming music and videos throught it, nice for road trips and better than my ipod at times..:)
     

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