In-car infotainment systems are nothing new. Over the last decade we've seen in-dash systems that control navigation, the stereo, phone calls and other functions trickle down from luxury models to cars for the masses. They're pretty widespread now, but they have one thing in common: They suck. Can Apple do better?
Their answer is yes. They think they can. Their iOS In The Car app, announced at yesterday's WWDC keynote speech, aims to put the redesigned iOS 7 directly in the touch screens of new cars from a dozen automakers. We heard rumors about this back in early May, and now they seem to have been validated.