iOS is heading from your phone to your car.
A few months ago, Apple confirmed that they were working on a version of iOS to be used in cars, and we have a new video of what it's currently shaping up to be. Here, developer Steven Troughton-Smith shows how the Maps app works while using the in-car system, which so far looks like a blown up version of the app on the iPhone. Yet, there seems to be music controls on the panel, so switching your songs shouldn't be a problem.
Troughton-Smith notes that the iOS in the Car:
- Supports Multiple Resolutions
- Supports touchscreens (presumably single-touch?), hardware buttons, wheels and touchpads
- Does not support multitasking - car display will always show same current on-screen app as iPhone (which can be locked/asleep)
- Whitelisted to specific Apple apps - no public API for developers [yet?]
- Has no keyboard UI - voice recognition as input
- UI clearly subject to change
- Missing functionality in video is due to iOS Simulator not containing all the stock iOS apps
Are you going to be rolling with iOS in your '96 Honda Civic soon?