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Video shows off mapping and search capabilities of Apple's iOS in the Car on a simulator

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Video shows off mapping and search capabilities of Apple's iOS in the Car on a simulator
A video taken by an iOS developer, appears to show the mapping and search functions of iOS in the Car, running on a simulator. The mapping application reveals a different UI made for the automobile version of iOS, and gives out turn-by-turn directions. Developer Steven Troughton-Smith made the video, which shows off the search prompt for iOS in the Car with voice-activated requests for "1 Infinite Loop", "Ice Cream" and "San Francisco".

Displaying the integration between the iPhone and iOS in the Car, Troughton-Smith then seeks directions to the Moscone Center on his handset and watches it appear on both the screen on the iPhone, and the 800 x 480 virtual display of the simulator. The developer notes that the feature is available in the shipping version of iOS 7.0.3, but it takes a lot of work to find it. Apple is expected to unveil iOS in the Car when it launches iOS 7.1, which is currently on its fourth beta version and could be rolled out in March.

It is unknown whether a virtual QWERTY would be included on the version of Apple's mobile OS made for the automobile. From this short video, it would seem that voice might be used instead as the sole input. Of course, the simulator is limited in its scope and the UI can always change before the final version is unveiled.



source: StevenTroughton-Smith via AppleInsider

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posted on 28 Jan 2014, 10:27 3

1. teja171 (unregistered)


I hate the word " i " infront of every apple product.

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 10:31 5

2. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 4169; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Safari. MacBook. Apple store. App Store.

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 15:33

7. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_Apple_Inc._products

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 16:07

8. darkkjedii (Posts: 12673; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Got em lol. Silence...

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 21:34

10. teja171 (unregistered)


Apart from that, everything has an i prefix attached.

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 12:34 3

6. ripp747 (Posts: 20; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)


"i" would agree with that statement.

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 10:31

3. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 4169; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


iMaps has come a long way. Congratulations Apple.

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 16:09

9. darkkjedii (Posts: 12673; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Apples mapping system is now excellent Mxy. Those of us who actually use it are the ones that know. We're the ones who've been there from the start, watching it mature, and boy has it. Kudos apple...

posted on 29 Jan 2014, 02:24

12. Lycan155 (Posts: 78; Member since: 24 Nov 2013)


Sorry daekjedi imaps is really really bad here in my country saudi arabia :( everytime i use try to use it cant even find a route in a maajor city !!!! On the other hand google is sooo great compared to imaps at least in my countey ,

Google even shows me the crowded roads so i avoid them . Anyway i believe in apple and im sure with years it will get it right, the must work harder

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 11:04 1

4. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


In my opinion it sill looks very poor compared to the other.

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 12:03 4

5. ZeroCide (Posts: 700; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


It will lead your car into a ditch or lake or something.

posted on 28 Jan 2014, 21:36 1

11. teja171 (unregistered)


May be sometimes, wont even show up any results.

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