Yet after many handheld devices and laptops Apple (AAPL Fortune 500) has finally made a move into automobile industry.
Apple has partnered with some of the major automakers in the industry like Ferrari, Mercedes, Ford, BMW, Toyota and Hyundai to bring up the CarPlay in their 2014 car models.
With a news statement, “CarPlay has been designed from the ground up to provide drivers with an incredible experience using their iPhone in the car,” Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of iPhone and iOS product marketing announced Carplay at the Geneva International Motor show, with this company aims at providing iPhone users an in car experience of the iOS. The car’s dashboard will replicate the entire iOS on the dashboard’s screen and users can avail iOS features like SIRI, listening to voice mails, listening music, third party apps like Spotify, iHeartRadio, Stitcher or even making calls. Coming down the line Google, earlier this year in January 2014 at CES, has announced a partnership with Hyundai, Audi, GM and Honda to bring Android powered cars later this year and in one way or another Apple is doing the same thing.
All the cars going to be manufactured later this year will debut the Carplay. Although Apple has not said any word about if its going to be an iOS specific or the users will be having a flexibility to use Windows or Android OS. To be very clear cars would not be having an iOS in them but they would be feeding signals from the iPhone down the cord.
So just by plugging in your iPhone with the cord attached you can enjoy the feature only if you are having an iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S or iPhone 5 but it looks like there is no hope for iPhone 4S users anywhere.