News tagged ‘Car’
The company from Cupertino will release an 8GB iPhone 5c tomorrow. The new handset is expected to become about $80 cheaper that the current 16GB version, so looks like Apple is seriously planning to occupy the entry-level smartphones market.
Good news for all those who want to buy an iPad Air, but lack enough money for a brand new tablet: Apple has started selling refurbished iPad Air through its online store. And the prices are more than affordable. For instance, Wi-Fi model with 16GB of memory on board costs only $419.
A new MacBook case was presented by Twelve South company. The new case called Rutledge BookBook Case is the first one unveiled by the company over the last 3 years.
According to Toyota announcement on its U.K. blog, the company will be installing CarPlay on the coming vehicles starting in 2015. However, the information was soon deleted.
The initial article was called "Apple CarPlay: Coming soon to a Toyota near you". It said "Come 2015, you’ll be able to get the iPhone experience you love in your Toyota with Apple CarPlay."
As you probably know, Apple has recently released iOS 7.1 to users worldwide. However, I recommend that you should wait for a while and don’t update since Apple has patched the kernel exploit used by evasi0n7 jailbreak tool. What this means is that it is temporarily impossible to hack the device running iOS 7.1, either it is an iPhone or iPad or iPod touch.
Apple on Monday officially released iOS 7.1. The update contains a number of new features like CarPlay, for instance, serious security improvements as well as Touch ID and Siri enhancements. This update comes nearly 6 months after the original iOS 7 release last fall.
According to the representatives of United Airlines, in-flight movies and TV will be streamed for free for the users of iOS devices starting in April.
Russia’s second largest carrier, Megafon, has signed a deal with Apple to sell iPhones in Russia,
SET Solution has created a new iPhone 6 concept. It is called “The Dream” and I must admit, the handset looks really futuristic. I’m not sure if the actual iPhone 6 will boast of all the features the SET Solution’s creation boasts, but who cares? Let’s just take a look at the device I’m talking about.
Like every Sunday, I’d like to make a roundup of the most interesting posts of the past week. This time they deal with recently-seeded OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 beta, new iWatch concept and Apple’s new CarPlay system, which debuted a couple of days ago at Geneva Auto Salon 2014.
According to 9to5Mac, Mercedes-Benz has initiated to introduce an aftermarket solution to intall Apple CarPlay on older vehicles. CarPlay is very useful for drivers, it enables iPhone users to make calls, use Maps, listen to music and access messages just touching the screen or via voice command.
We’ve confirmed that at least Mercedes-Benz is looking into aftermarket installations of CarPlay that will allow older models of vehicles to access the feature. While the company confirmed that it is trying to get an “an after-market solution for previous cars” it couldn’t confirm when the option might become available. While there is no info yet on how the aftermarket installation would work, we’d imagine it will be a dealer installed accessory for select older models like Honda and others already offer for Apple’s Siri Eyes Free feature.
Below you can see a photo of CarPlay installed in a Mercedes C-Class.
According to N4BB, Apple will collaborate with BlackBerry to use its QNX to unleash CarPlay. QNX has officially approved Apple as its partner on the website of the company.
“Connectivity to smartphones and other mobile devices is a key strength of QNX Software Systems’ platform for car infotainment systems, and many automakers and tier one automotive suppliers use our platform to implement smartphone/head-unit integration in their vehicles. We have a long-standing partnership with Apple to ensure high-quality connectivity with their devices, and this partnership extends to support for Apple CarPlay.”
Apple will launch its iPhone trade-in program in France this week. Previously, this so-called in-store recycling initiative was available only for users in the United States, the United Kingdom and India.
Three automotive industry giants, namely, Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo, are expected to unveil vehicles with Apple’s new iOS in the Car system on board next week. The smart system allows drivers to use Apple Maps, make calls, listen to music etc. directly from the car’s console display. Below you may take a look at the previously leaked video showing iOS in the Car beta.
Apple is again number one in Fortune's list of the World's Most Admired Companies in 2014. Apple has been rated best for the seventh time now.