Apple’s ‘iOS in the Car’ System Screenshots Show Up on Twitter
Apple announced iOS in the Car last year, but so far the company’s official web page for the product still sports a “coming soon” message. However, on Tuesday one developer based in Europe tweeted what appears to be an early look at Apple’s in-car system in action.
Posted by Dublin, Ireland-based Steven Troughton-Smith, the screenshots show off several images of the iOS in the Car version of Apple Maps, most likely displayed via the iOS Simulator toolkit that developers use to test apps.
Although unconfirmed by Apple, this early look at the in-car version of iOS offers users a peek at a completely different take on the company’s mobile operating system, as well as an early look for for the developers planning to create apps for the new mobile environment.
Unveiled at last year’s WWDC, iOS in the Car will allow users to connect their iOS device to the car and then use the car’s dashboard touchscreen or Siri Eyes Free voice interface to control a number of functions.
The system’s feature set will include the ability to get directions on Apple Maps, send text messages via iMessage, select and control music from your mobile device as well as make phone calls from the iPhone.
Automobile manufacturers mentioned as being part of the upcoming commercial launch of the system include Honda, Mercedes, Nissan, Chevy, Kia, Volvo and Acura.