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I saw the marketing this morning. This is too bad. I suspected from the intro and timing of the Q50 that we were a 'near miss' in regard to the 2014 launch of 'iOS in the car'. I wish Infiniti would be more transparent in their marketing - whether it is iOS related or the apps we are still waiting for.
 

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I don't see Acura or Lexus there either...but Honda and Toyota are there. I'd assume the parent company is all they are showing on the site? That would be a bummer if the luxury brands didn't join in on this.
 

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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
Infiniti is going to support all phones. They can't afford not to.

Certainly, Apple's method would relieve Infiniti from creating/maintaining many new apps.
 

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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.
 

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I'm sure Infiniti, as well as Lexus and Acura, are included in that. In earlier articles, the Infiniti, Lexus and Acura were all included, and I don't see Apple excluding three big names. It's a bit early to come to conclusions. Unless I see a list that says Infiniti won't be included, I'll assume that it's included with its parent company.
 

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I saw Infiniti Emblem in the presentation during apple conference last year when they were talking about CAR iOS.

This morning while watching financial news, they said, based on the survey, only 16% car about engine and performance. The rest focuses more on technology which is why all these companies jumping in to get customers.

The bad news about this, if there is one OS dominated the market, it is easier to hack the most majority cars :eek:
 

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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.
This has nothing to do with Iphone I think. Having iphone is a plus for interoperability. Your intouch is already Android based.
 

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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".
 
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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
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).

In countries where this is not the case (US, Western Europe and parts of Asia), iOS has a sizable market share (important) but more importantly, a FAR larger share of the profit from both devices and SW (app store, music, etc) sales.

I know most people aren't all that in to this stuff so they disregard all of the other important factors when making these sorts of statements but really, the market share of android is a bout overblown. The majority of their market share are not from the high end smart phone space, let alone "real" smart phones in general, and a lot of these numbers track shipped, not sold (a very old tactic that Apple does not use because it basically sells everything that it ships). There are ploys for the "activation numbers" game as well.

Mind you, I support (and use) multiple platforms but I also have to follow finance (before) and technology (always) in my work. Apple/iOS isn't for everyone but Apple makes good stuff and they have a very sizable market share (especially in developed economies), and also a good amount in lesser-developed economies in the brackets where it counts.

Anyway, my point (as it pertains to this thread) is that for people who care about this sort of thing, iOS actually dominates the market share (people that purchase mid-high end cars, computers, electronics, etc). There is a reason developers develop for iOS first and everything else (including android) second, if at all and it has to do with the user base, that is to say iOS users tend to spend (and make) more. It isn't nearly as simple as market share.
 

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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".
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.
 

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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?
 

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It's an add-on service as of now, it doesn't replace the built-in Infotainment systems (though I could certainly see tat being the case someday). For now, it is a perk for iOS users to be able to utilize a more familiar interface (and Siri) as opposed to frankenstein interfaces throughout the auto industry (some are good, admittedly, but most are bad).

If ou have ever used Airplay mirroring on an Apple TV, it's *sort of* like that in that you basically are mirroring an interface on another display. I say sort of because that's not actually how this works but they called it "Carplay" because Airplay is what most consumers in this space (Apple ecosystem) would identify with if they happen to follow this sort of thing.

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?
Well for starters, you have to be using a lightning equipped (port/cable) Apple device.
 

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This has nothing to do with Iphone I think. Having iphone is a plus for interoperability. Your intouch is already Android based.
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."

I am aware that InTouch is android-based. However, I was referring to my hope that the auto manufacturers offer android phones the same level of integration that CarPlay will provide to iPhones.
 
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