At Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference, the Cupertino based company unveiled iOS 7, its new operating system for iPhones and iPads that now comes with allot of new features for the automotive sector.
Besides other important and interesting features, the new operating system from Apple adds a new application that will let an iPhone5 or iPad display a few essential functions through a car’s multimedia system. In addition, now you can command almost the entire phone through the vehicle’s sound system with Siri.
During the presentation Apple Vice President Eddy Cue showed a mock-up of a car’s LCD with Apple menu buttons for maps, phone, music, and messaging.
“What if you could get iOS on the screen that is built into your car,” Apple SVP Eddy Cue asked on-stage at WWDC.
Turns out he wasn’t just being rhetorical…
Also, the new OS will come with iTunes Radio, something similar to Pandora, and again, drivers will be able to control all these features wirelessly with voice commands.
iOS 7 will be available for iPhone 4 or later, iPad 2 or later this summer. According to the Cupertino based company, Honda, Mercedes, Nissan, Ferrari, Chevrolet, Kia, Hyundai, Volvo, Jaguar, and a number of other manufacturers are on board, incorporating it into their new car models coming in 2014.
Which one will be the first we don’t know, but Apple used the screen from Chevy’s Spark in its presentation.