The annual Apple iPhone announcement has come and gone, and the Cupertino-based tech giant has confirmed that its newest version of its mobile operating system, iOS 6, will not only ship with the new iPhone 5 but will be available to all compatible devices next week on September 19th. Continue Reading...
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Back in March of this year, news leaked out that Apple China was looking for an automotive engineer, making many of us wonder what the tech giant had up its sleeves. Continue Reading...
Adding convenience and confidence to the used car buying experience, today Carfax announced a mobile app for Android users. Continue Reading...
We’ve seen some pretty silly car sound apps in our time, but oh boy… this one might have just taken the top spot on our list. Continue Reading...
Apple, the technology guru, is teaming up with major automotive manufacturers to bring its Siri voice-recognition personal assistant system to a long list of cars. Continue Reading...
Run-of-the-mill Jaguar XJ not good enough for you? Not even the $111,000 Supersport version? Better dig deep into your pockets for the XJ Ultimate Edition. Last year Range Rover introduced its Autobiography Ultimate Edition which became the most expensive Land Rover made. Even though official pricing hasn’t been announced, we expect the XJ Ultimate Edition… Continue Reading...
Someone finally released a true automotive enthusiast iPhone case. id America created a brushed aluminum case in the style of an engine head gasket that is a must-have for any car guy. A suede lining also prevents your phone from being scratched by the rugged-looking shell. The case is Available in six different colors: aluminum silver,… Continue Reading...
Earlier this week Ford began shipping out its update for its MyFord Touch, and now they have announced that the update also gives the SYNC system the ability to voice control tablet devoices. While this move may come under scrutiny as Ford promoting the usage of tablets while driving, the American automaker is just hoping… Continue Reading...
With the iPad 3 announcement scheduled for next week, the rumor mills are churning on what Apple has up their sleeves next. As with everything Cupertino-related, nothing will ever be confirmed until it comes out of Tim Cook’s mouth. The newest rumor has Apple China posting a job listing on LinkedIn for a “SQE/NPI with… Continue Reading...
Ford is taking a clever approach to virtually revealing the new 2013 Fusion sedan before its official debut at the upcoming 2012 Detroit Auto Show. Using an app, now available on Android and iOS systems for smartphones and tablets, is an augmented reality game app where users can virtually drive the new Fusion through a… Continue Reading...
A few weeks ago, we told you about the mystery surrounding the missing license plate on Steve Jobs’ silver Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG. Was it a payoff to the cops? Did he have a permit to drive plateless? It turns out he just wanted to be “different.” iTWire had the chance to talk with Jon Callas,… Continue Reading...
Fiat is the latest automaker to launch a new Apple application, and the Italian automaker has based the app on the 2012 500. The free app offers an in-depth look at the 500 including a historical design timeline of the iconic Fiat 500. App users can view galleries of four emerging artists, including a graffiti… Continue Reading...
Porsche has released a unique application called the Porsche 360° app for the iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. This app allows for an up-close driving experience without actually sitting inside one of the sports cars. The app allows users to ride shotgun, alongside Porsche driver Jeroen Bleekemolen for a lap around the Zandvoort circuit. While in… Continue Reading...
Apple has officially rejected any inclusion of DUI checkpoints in its iOS apps. In this week’s Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple updated its app store to prohibit applications informing users of DUI checkpoints. This recent update was a result of a group of U.S Senators sending numerous letters of concern to Apple, Google, and RIM, asking… Continue Reading...
We knew it was just a matter of time once Apple introduced its next-generation of products (most noticeably the iPad 2) that Brabus would be updating their iBusiness package on Mercedes-Benz‘s S-Class luxury sedan. Geared towards becoming the world’s fastest mobile office, Brabus stepped up their game some more on their Brabus 800 iBusiness 2.0… Continue Reading...
iSupercar Sounds has developed an app for various Apple iOS products featuring sound clips and high resolution wallpapers for various luxury and exotic cars out there. From Ferrari to Lexus, iSupercar Sounds has you covered if listening to supercars is your source of pleasure. Hey, we’re not judging. Currently there’s a free version of the… Continue Reading...
In luxury mad China, the most coveted brand by consumers is not Rolex or Apple, but BMW. A survey conducted by Clear Asia, a consulting firm based in Hong Kong, polled 2,500 Chinese consumers about their favorite brands, and the Bavarian auto maker came out on top, ahead of the luxury watch giant and the… Continue Reading...
Not to be outdone by fellow luxury sedan manufacturer BMW, or aftermarket manufacturer, Brabus and their iBusiness, Mercedes-Benz has decided to outfit their line of luxury sedans with an iPad integration conveniently located on the headrests for passenger use. The headrest-mounted iPad dock is similar to BMW’s offering and will allow rear seat passengers to… Continue Reading...
AC Schnitzer has become the first aftermarket tuning company to utilize the power of phone applications. And while Android is gaining on the iPhone’s popularity, there’s no denying that going with Apple’s brainchild first is the smart thing to do. AC Schnitzer’s iPhone app is completely free to download and allows you to stay up… Continue Reading...
Apparently the adage of “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” stuck with some Brabus engineers. The famed Mercedes-Benz tuner is apparently a huge fan of Cupertino’s prized child stuffing a modified 750-hp Mercedes-Benz S-Class with every Apple product they possibly could. We won’t get into much details on the actual engine and aesthetic… Continue Reading...
Nissan sure knows how to target future customers for the Nissan Leaf. At Steve Jobs’ keynote speech this week, the Apple CEO unveiled the new 4th generation iPhone, and what product made a prominent appearance to display the new iAd system? Why, the Nissan Leaf, of course! The Apple demographic is probably more open to… Continue Reading...
Volkswagen is leading the rush to tablet-based publishing with the creation of a new magazine exclusively for the Apple iPad. Called “Digital Automotive Space” or DAS, the magazine can be obtained via a special app that can be downloaded by iPad users. The magazine will be published quarterly, and features articles, technical information and interactive images,… Continue Reading...
This idea treads dangerously close to our idea of a “hipster hitchhiking” app, that would combine GPS, iPhones, and gold leggings (currently in beta testing) — but using your phone to find a ride to work is a brilliant idea. Provided there are people who are going the same way and aren’t creeps, of course…. Continue Reading...
While technically not about Cadillac themselves, it is about the future of where the company wants to take the brand. In order to appeal to more tech-savvy (read: younger) buyers, the automaker has partnered with Cool Hunting to deliver a feature and style-rich application for the Apple iPad. Other than the fact we’re in love… Continue Reading...