Apple: 30 percent of US cars to offer iPod connectivity option in 2006

Posted on Friday, September 09 2005 @ 12:15 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Steve Jobs claimed on Wednesday that next year 30 percent of all cars sold in the United States are going to offer iPod connectivity as an option. He further added four new automotive brands have added iPod connectivity: Honda, Honda's Acura, Audi and Volkswagen.

Now lets take a look at which car manufacturers will offer iPod connectivity to play your favorite songs on the road. Here's a list of all manufacturers which have announced an iPod option:
Acura: coming soon
Audi: coming soon
BMW: Z4, X3, X5
Ferrari: coming soon
Honda: coming soon
Infiniti: coming soon
Mercedes-Benz: C-class, CL-class, CLK, CLS, E-class, SLK and M-class
Mini: Cooper, Cooper S
Nissan: coming soon
Scion: xA, xB, tC
Volkswagen: coming soon
Volvo: S40, S60, S80, V50, V70, XC70 and XC90
In Japan, Nissan, Mazda, Daihatsu, BMW, MINI, smart and Alfa Romeo deliver iPod integration with their car stereos for 2006 model lines. And of course there are still third party accessories available to use your iPod in your car.

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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