toggle

AAPL Stock: 128.88 ( -0.21 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

iOS 4.2 allows direct iPad connections to car audio

updated 03:35 pm EDT, Thu October 28, 2010

Extra technical imitations apply

With the advent of iOS 4.2, iPad owners will finally be able to connect the device directly to a car audio system, reports say. Unlike iPhones and iPods, iPads can only currently pump audio into a first- or third-party car system using an aux-in stereo connection. The addition of USB support should allow for more advanced features, such as charging, and controlling an iPad through a head unit.

Some important limitations exist. An iPad can only be trickle-charged by an audio system, unlike an iPhone or iPod, which demands less power. The tablet also disables touchscreen controls when connected to car audio, forcing people to use a head unit's interface. iOS 4.2 should emerge out of beta sometime in November.








by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

  1. maxk

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    wow

    dumbest video review ever!

  1. danviento

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Alpine?

    So what about the Alpine head units out there that have a direct connection with your iPod? You know, the patented interface that actually copies digital files over to the HU for it to decode, and lets you fly through playlists?

    Since it's a different type of interface altogether, I'd say it's worth asking.

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Brother HL-L8250CDN Color Laser Printer

When it comes to selecting a printer, it's not exactly something most people put a lot of thought into. Printers are often touted as ...

Moshi iVisor AG and XT for iPad Air 2

Have you ever tried to put in a screen protector that relies on static to cling to the screen? How many bubbles and wrinkles does it h ...

OmniPlan (OS X, iOS)

We reviewed the Omni Group's most famous Mac software, a To Do app called OmniFocus, back in June 2014, and we were impressed. Some o ...

toggle

Most Commented