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This will be the 2nd announcement for the Apple Watch... and the 2nd time they've invited press from all over the country (and across the world)I'll be shocked if they don't give us EVERYTHING at this event to wrap this up.There won't be a 3rd event since the Apple Watch comes out next month... and the price is something that is too important to just casually mention in a press release.My vote is that March 9th will complete the Apple Watch story. If they don't... they're...
When I hear these "analysts" attempt to predict Apple prices... I envision this:
Only 6 more days until we know the actual retail price... This is the most torturous version of The Price Is Right
So you'll still be "wall hugging" with a Samsung phone... just for less time. Galaxy S6 owners will now have to carry a wall charger and cable just like the iPhone owners they previously mocked.Samsung also touted the ability to swap a fresh 100% charged battery into their phone in a matter of seconds.Then they took that away?#movingforward
Gotcha. That clears it up Apple provides a recipe... and the car makers flavor it to their taste.I was simplifying the "special sauce" part. I just knew Apple had to give the car makers something... it didn't have to be code.How did you learn this? I'd like to read up on it.
Guys... I think we are all in agreement that car makers have to install some kind of "special sauce" in order for CarPlay to work in their cars. Apple provides this "special sauce"... and the car makers take that and integrates it into their particular infotainment system. The car should already have some sort of touchscreen... and there's probably a whole bunch of other requirements that we're unaware of. (If anyone can get their hands on Apple's CarPlay integration...
I never said "iOS" is installed in the car.I said the factory in-dash system has to have "something" from Apple installed on it in order to have CarPlay.You can't just plug your iPhone into any car to get this:From my understanding... CarPlay is simply a software overlay that is placed on top of the existing system.But it's still some additional software that the car maker must get from Apple.And their in-dash systems need to be built to support it.
But it will be eventually.I didn't expect a lot of 2015 cars to support CarPlay or Android Auto. Hyundai seems to be an anomaly.You're right... car makers usually work at a glacial pace when trying anything new.It might take until 2016 or 2017 for cars to feature these new systems. But it will happen.There were 30 car brands on the screen at the Apple keynote. I'm sure Apple had already established relationships with those car makers.Toyota was one of those brands... so...
Yes... that's how CarPlay works.But the in-dash system still has to support it.There is some software from Apple that has to be integrated into the factory system from Ford, Chevy, etc.It will require cooperation between Apple and the car makers.
It reminds me of Jeff Goldblum's father in Independence Day:"You think they don't know what you know? Believe me, they know."
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