iOS 7 Beta Spills Apple iCar Connectivity Details

Apple's iCar push begins with iOS in the Car, a feature that will apparently use AirPlay to put iPhone info on the in-dash screen of many car models.

New details about how Apple plans to connect the iPhone running iOS 7 to the car, the first step in an iCar, emerged as part of the iOS 7 beta 3 this week, and a new patent points to Apple’s plans to provide guidance to car manufacturers when it comes to the user experience. A […]

Gaming Apple TV Controller, iCar Patents Fuel Rumors for New Apple Products


Newly discovered Apple patent filings further ignite rumors of Apple entering new product categories, spurring speculations that the company will enter the home console gaming market through its set-top Apple TV streaming box as well as further integration of its iPhone and iPad into cars serving as remotes. These patent filings were unearthed just a […]

Does The Volkswagen iBeetle Represent the First iCar?

VW attempts to build iCar with iBeetle

Volkswagon arrived at the Shanghai Motor Show with the iBeetle, a special edition Beetle that features iPhone integration in the dashboard of the vehicle — leading many to call it the first iCar. When entering the iBeetle, the driver docks his or her phone with the dock placed at the top of the dash. It […]

Apple Explores ‘Street View’ for iOS Maps in Latest Patent, Next Stop iCar?


In the latest Apple-submitted patent filing to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, it appears that the iPhone-maker may be exploring options to bring a Google ‘Street View‘-like feature to the Apple Maps application for iOS. With iOS 6, Apple had removed Google’s underlying code to power its Maps application on the iPhone, essentially shunning […]

Siri Eyes Free Integration Arrives in the European Auto Market

Opel Adam

Opel, a branch of General Motors that sells vehicles to continental Europe, has released a small car called the Adam. Opel is touting its IntelliLink system that features complete iPhone integration through Siri Eyes Free technology. The Adam is a small city car with an inexpensive price tag targeted at urban dwellers who need reliable, […]

Apple Making Bigger iCar Push With Automotive Job Postings


New automotive-centric job posting may indicate that Apple is making a bigger push into the telematics space and potentially deliver a vision of its iCar. Before his passing, Apple co-founder and late CEO Steve Jobs had dreamed of re-inventing the automotive space and challenging Detroit, and it looks like Jobs’ larger iCar vision is being […]

This Self-Driving iCar Was Not Designed By Apple

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Researchers have built a self-driving car where the driver is none other than Apple’s iPad tablet. Unfortunately, though, this iCar concept is not built, designed, or made by Apple, but is part of a research program on self-driving autonomous vehicles at Oxford University in England. But unlike otherĀ self-driving cars, like those developed by Google, the […]

4 Disruptive Apple Products That Tim Cook Won’t Discuss


At its annual shareholders meeting, Apple CEO Tim Cook had shed some light on how the company will be delivering shareholder value. One way is by returning some of the over $137 billion cash that Apple has amassed over the years, though that really is uninteresting for geeks, unless you’re an Apple (APPL) investor. The […]