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iOS in the Car demoed in early pre-official emulation

iOS in the Car demoed in early pre-official emulation

This week app developer Steven Troughton-Smith has one-upped his comment-less release of a set of what very much appeared to be iOS in the Car screenshots with a full-on demonstration video. Here you'll see the developer showing off the functionality of iOS in the Car with a video that's emulated the functionality in a developer window on a desktop. This functionality is already built-in with iOS 7.0.3 but is not accessible by default.

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iOS in the Car screenshots appear complete with faux home button

iOS in the Car screenshots appear complete with faux home button

Several images of what's assumed to be the current developer-ready versions of "iOS in the Car" have appeared on the web this afternoon courtesy of developer Steve Troughton Smith on Twitter. While we've got no additional details - nor any kind of confirmation that the images are completely legitimate - it would very much appear that Apple is close to releasing their final details on the market-ready software. This includes a simple left-sitting sidebar with home button, wi-fi connectivity bar, and time readout for starters.

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Dashboard Wars: Are iOS and Android Infotainment Cuckoos?

Dashboard Wars: Are iOS and Android Infotainment Cuckoos?

Forget phones and tablets, the next big thing in mobility really can move. Audi, so the latest rumors claim, is readying an announcement that it will put Android on future car dashboards, supposedly set to unveil a plan for NVIDIA-powered infotainment systems alongside Google at CES 2014 next week. The deal is said to be a strike back against Apple's play for the car industry; yet, not every car manufacturer is so keen to throw in with the mobile heavyweights. Soon, the battle lines will be drawn: do you embrace smartphone platforms on your dashboard, or stand against them?

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iOS in the Car to be in 50% of infotainment systems by 2018

iOS in the Car to be in 50% of infotainment systems by 2018

Apple has been moving in the automotive industry at a clipped rate, having, for example, just recently launched iTunes Radio in-vehicle via an exclusive with Nissan. ABI Research has published a report showing that this growth within the market is expected to increase at a substantial rate in the coming years, with Apple's iOS in the Car being found in half of all infotainment systems.

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iOS in the Car AirPlay hinted by iOS 7 beta 3

iOS in the Car AirPlay hinted by iOS 7 beta 3

The discovery of 'iOS in the Car" settings in the newly released iOS 7 beta 3 has prompted suggestions that Apple will use AirPlay to stream iPhone and iPad multimedia and apps to car dashboards. A new menu - offering "iOS in the Car over USB", "iOS in the Car over WiFi", and "iAP over WiFi" - was spotted in yesterday's third beta release of the new iPhone and iPad software by developer Hamza Sood, each affecting AirPlay settings.

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iOS 7 in-car features expand to automobile touchscreen centers

iOS 7 in-car features expand to automobile touchscreen centers

Coming out of WWDC, Apple has announced deeper integration between your iPhone and your car. Thankfully this will be much improved over a standard wired plugin or Bluetooth connection that has a primary focus on music playback. This latest will link directly to your car and means you will be able to access everything from maps to messages. And yes, that will include your music.

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Apple looks to boost in-car integration with iOS 7

Apple looks to boost in-car integration with iOS 7

We'll most likely hear about iOS 7 at some point this year, possibly at WWDC in June, but in the meantime we're left to speculate on what we could see in the new update. However, it's reported that iOS 7 will focus more on in-car integration with Apple Maps and Siri. The company is said to be improving in that section of iOS in order to deliver their technology to more cars.

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