Infiniti is going to support all phones. They can't afford not to.Other than in the US, Apple iOS isn't all that popular. Android has much higher market share in the world, so makes sense for a world car to support the more popular OS
This has nothing to do with Iphone I think. Having iphone is a plus for interoperability. Your intouch is already Android based.This announcement is great for those that have iPhones. For others like myself who have no interest in an iPhone, it is a little scarier.
We have to count on the various auto manufacturers to create or license a good infotainment system that does not rely on an iOS device to be connected to it. I would think that this would be in their best interests but who knows how things are going to play out in the long run.
This is a smart move for Apple and I respect what they are trying to accomplish. I just hope there is something coming on the Android front to offer an alternative.
That's not entirely correct. It might be more apt to say that in developing countries, iOS is not all that popular with the average consumer (meaning, where the economies are still developing and high-end Smart Phones in general are not affordable to the general public).Other than in the US, Apple iOS isn't all that popular. Android has much higher market share in the world, so makes sense for a world car to support the more popular OS
While I could be wrong, I think the CAR iOS being sold/offered is more like an App than the full operating system of the car. But I could be dead wrong... and I hope I'm not wrong. I have zero interest in an iOS car. I have one iOS device (iPad) and never use it as it is.I've been an Apple fanboy since 1989. But I have to say, I'm really not attracted to having my car's infotainment tied to my choice of mobile device. I've never seen a computer OS last as long nor be supported for as long as a car. I don't want a BrickedOS car in 4 years when Apple wants us all to update to IOSxx.
Now, if you could have a reliable way to simply display my iOS screen on the larger display in the car, then you'd have something. I might even consider paying something for the privilege. I'd much rather have Waze's traffic on my navi screen than pay XM for "live" traffic that's not nearly as "live".
Well for starters, you have to be using a lightning equipped (port/cable) Apple device.Are there any concrete details about any manufactureres setups?
Like what if you don't have an iphone 4s, 5, or 5s.
Is there just some default system running? I'm assuiming there would be.
Is it still from Apple?
This has everything to do with the iPhone. The title of the article provided by the OP says, "The best iPhone experience on four wheels."This has nothing to do with Iphone I think. Having iphone is a plus for interoperability. Your intouch is already Android based.