Over the past couple of months we have been consistently hearing rumors about iOS in the Car, a feature that Apple first showed off back at the Worldwide Developers Conference 2013. It is essentially the extension of an iOS powered device in the car, where the firmware has a watered down user interface but performs various crucial functions such as navigation and phone calls as well as display notifications. A new report suggests that iOS in the Car will be unveiled in more detail at the Geneva Motor Show next week, and that the company has already picked its first three partners, namely Ferrari, Mercedes and Volvo.
The Financial Times report isn’t clear on the vehicles that will actually come with iOS in the Car ready to function, though it does say that the three manufacturers will show off the feature live at the Geneva Motor Show. It is also unclear how soon vehicles with iOS in the Car will hit the road.
Siri Eyes Free mode, satellite navigation, Apple Maps, iMessage and music are just some of the functions supported by iOS in the Car. It is believed that since the feature was first shown off last year, significant changes have been made to the user interface. The company hasn’t commented on this report, and it isn’t known if it plans to make an official appearance alongside its partners at the motor show.
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