updated 08:50 am EDT, Thu August 3, 2006
Ford, GM, Mazda, Apple
Apple has announced that it has teamed up with Ford, General Motors, and Mazda to bring 'seamless' iPod integration into the majority of their cars, reports Leftlane News. Apple says that more than 70 percent of 2007-model year automobiles sold in the US will offer iPod integration to buyers. Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide iPod Product Marketing stated that he was delighted with this deal and that, “Now more than 70 percent of 2007-model year automobiles in the US will offer iPod integration, with General Motors alone making it available on all 56 of its models, representing millions of cars and trucks.” Ford and GM will boast iPod connectivity on the majority of their lines in the United States 2007 model year vehicles, while Mazda will bring iPod connectivity to all their 2007 vehicles across the globe. The systems will offer iPod charging, improved sound quality, and convenient iPod storage. iPod integration will give the driver full control over the iPod through the stereo controls included with the car.