ericmortensen asked:

Do you think Apple is providing the touch screens, wiring harnesses, etc. for CarPlay? I can't imagine they'd leave something like the touch experience or screen resolution to a car manufacturer. I have a hard time believing this is just a software solution.

It’s a good question — it seems that no, they’re not. As you can see here, companies like Mercedes are not only leaving these screens open for use with their own systems, they’re also leaving them open to Android in the future (though details aren’t clear there).

All of this sort of led to my reference to the Rokr. We’ll see how well Apple likes playing on other’s hardware. They do it a bit with the Apple TV, but as you note, this is someone else’s touchscreen. 

  1. jdalarose reblogged this from beaver-beaver and added:
    Strongly agree.
  2. beaver-beaver reblogged this from jdalarose and added:
    This reminds me of the first Apple/Motorola phone. I hope Apple ditches this and winds up releasing a whole car.
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