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This would defiantly stop me form buying a car that had it.


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As long as I could hook up my Ipod 1 i be like fine... And if it can be shut off thats cool too
 

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So - after doing some research here are my takeaways.

  • Sync can use any OS - good news for us since even though I like the current system I would like to think they will not sunset all of the Sync systems they have sold. So if they can upgrade our OS then we can still take advantage of the developments.
  • Ford is not going to offer this as the sole solution, rather give the functionality to the overall system allowing IOS devices to integrate better than they do now. To paraphrase - they don't want people to make a 30K dollar decision about the car they will buy based on their 200 dollar smart device.
  • CarPlay uses the Blackberry system as it's OS then runs on top of it like an application - Just found that interesting since I think apples have great front end GUIs but the back end is nothing special - especially for the price you pay for them.
  • Still early in talks, development and seems like Ford has not committed to this yet...just exploring it.

Personally I would love to see the Google system offered as well.
 

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My understanding is that this only works (so far) with the iPhone. That's the good news for those of you who don't like the idea and don't like Apple.

The bad news from what I heard on NPR is that Apple's goal for all this is to collect information: about you, where you go, where you stop, what you ask SIRI about, speeds you drive, etc., etc. If you dislike what the NSA has done regarding the collection of information, this news should alarm you. Whats' more alarming is that they're probably already doing all this.
 

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It is only going to work with the Iphone, it is designed to integrate IOS devices, that is why it is only one component of a larger product suite. Apple does not have a great track record of releasing anything compatible with devices they don't make and sell.

It came out a while ago that Ford is already doing this, but they denied it. Honestly if you believe you are using the internet in some kind of anonymous fashion you are kidding yourself. All clicks, hits, downloads, log-ons, etc. are tracked and sold as marketing material at the very least. Your email address is sold to companies for advertising, your likes and Facebook activity is tracked to drive more relevant advertising to your page. Nothing you do has any right to privacy, these are private sites...I pretty much think anything I write here, or anywhere on the internet and or email has about the same privacy as writing it on the bathroom wall at work. Fact of the matter is they are downloading so much data it is hard to imagine that they are paying too much attention to anything except what they can use to sell stuff to you. Unless you have been flagged for something else.
 

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The bad news from what I heard on NPR is that Apple's goal for all this is to collect information: about you, where you go, where you stop, what you ask SIRI about, speeds you drive, etc., etc. If you dislike what the NSA has done regarding the collection of information, this news should alarm you. Whats' more alarming is that they're probably already doing all this.
NPR would have absolutely no insight as to Apple's goals with any of their products, particularly one that isn't yet released.
 

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I love Apple products, would love to see them develop their own system to compete within the market. That said, why would the infotainment system in a drivers car really matter? Enzo Ferrari is one of my favorite automotive idols, and he intentionally omitted radios in his cars because he felt (as do I most days) that the only music a car should make comes from the tailpipe...
 

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Coincidentally...Ferrari is going to be one of the first manufacturers to offer the Apple system in their cars. I also think Enzos motivation was to maximize profit to pay for his race team...many consider the F40 to be the best dupe of Ferrari buyers ever.

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I love Apple products, would love to see them develop their own system to compete within the market. That said, why would the infotainment system in a drivers car really matter? Enzo Ferrari is one of my favorite automotive idols, and he intentionally omitted radios in his cars because he felt (as do I most days) that the only music a car should make comes from the tailpipe...
Some people daily drive these cars, likely most of the people on here do actually... You won't always be driving on driver's roads and running up the RPM. Personally I don't even like driving without music playing, daily driving or having fun on a twisty road.

As for the Apple CarPlay...in another thread I was just talking about how if Apple was used in an infotainment system it would likely be proprietary to their products only. In other words, have an Android phone you want to connect? Tough luck. That may not be the case and it shouldn't, but seeing Apple's track record of proprietary everything, I wouldn't doubt it. That would be a terrible move for automakers to introduce a very proprietary system in their cars. Not everyone owns or wants to own an iPhone...
 
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