According to Cupertino, “Designed from the ground up to provide drivers with an incredible experience using their iPhone in the car.” Designed around the existing iOS 7 experience, Apple’s CarPlay will debut at the Geneva Motor Show this week, coming first to Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo. To follow-up in the coming months, car makers including Nissan, Peugeot, Jaguar, Land Rover, BMW, and General Motors will join the CarPlay alliance, with support for Lightning port devices (iPhone 5, 5S, and 5C).
The physical implementation of Apple CarPlay will be a dedicated voice control button to the steering wheel of cars with the technology, with the knobs and dials within the car, as well as touch and voice interfaces to control the whole system. Supported apps at launch include Spotify, Beats Radio, iHeartRadio, and Stitcher, along with Apple’s Maps, Phone, Messaging, and Music apps.
Via: Apple CarPlay, Press release