Predictions on first car to hit the market with IOS integration?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Iamgort, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. Iamgort macrumors regular

    Aug 27, 2011
    I know WWDC has just happened recently but I'm curious if any auto maker has released any roadmap for their plans with the IOS integration. I can see myself buying a new vehicle in the next 6-12 months and would love to wait out for one with the new IOS integration if possible.
  2. tardman91 macrumors 65816


    Oct 21, 2009
    Tampa Area, FL
  3. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    In the past, music player to car "intelligent" integration is been less than polished, just to be polite.

    It felt less than close cooperation between device maker and head units vendors, resulting in, when you got a problem, your vehicle maker points fingers at Apple, and Apple points fingers at the car maker, and you got an expensive piece of equipment there not doing what you paid for.
  4. Nolander07 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 16, 2012
    Supposedly new Audis show your iPhone screen on the dashboard when connected. I'm not sure about actually iOS integration though.
  5. Iamgort thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 27, 2011
    Thanks, I was aware of the initial MFG's listed at WWDC, I was moreso wondering if any of them had actually announced models/dates when we would actually see it surface. I'd think it would probably require IOS7 so fall perhaps.

    Anyways, like I said it's most likely far too early since WWDC was so recent I am just anxious! :)
  6. 960design macrumors 68030

    Apr 17, 2012
    Destin, FL
    We may need a better definition of iOS integration as my 3 year old car works perfectly with my iPhone. Incoming calls gently turns music down so I can hear the ringer through the car speakers. I can answer from my steering wheel, or press a button on my navigation. Speak into the integrated car speakers. Pick music via siri, call contacts by saying something like, 'call mom' ( although siri doesn't seem to hear me as well in the car as out ), plays pandora, spotify, iTunes radio all controllable via steering wheel controls or navigation screen.

    I do not have the iPhone screen popping up on my nav screen, thought that would be nice.
  7. Iamgort thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 27, 2011
    This is "IOS in the car":
  8. gmhag macrumors regular

    Jun 10, 2011
    Hasn't VW already anounced plans to bring the iBeetle?

    Other than that, I've read that Mercedes is going to add a button on the steering wheel for siri.
  9. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    This is basically the definition of iOS integration. What we have currently is simple controls.

    Personally I am looking forward to a navigation screen. But we recently bought cars (within the last three years), so unless someone comes up with an in dash kit, I probably won't see this in MY car much sooner than 2020. One of our cars has MS Sync, which is pretty good. Has its quirks, but then again, so does Siri.
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    So in other words every time there's an ios update or new iphone device we gotta update our cars too to stay compatible:D

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