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Volkswagen iBeetle: As Groundbreaking as a Phone Cradle



Volkswagen iBeetle: As Groundbreaking as a Phone Cradle
Volkswagen announced on Monday at the Shanghai Auto Show they will be launching the iBeetle, i.e. “Two iconic products will be forming an alliance later this year: the iPhone from Apple and the Beetle from Volkswagen.“

While the PR stunt looks good on paper the reality is just an iPhone docking station and a mobile app. This is something that many car makers have been offering for months or even years.

The availability of the cradle will come in early autumn 2013 for the iPhone 4/4S (as an option with standard Beetle models) and the integration of the iPhone 5 will come early 2014 with two specilly designed “iBeetle“ models or as an option for standard Beetle.

We hope that Apple shared a bit its roadmap with Volskwagen because by the time the iPhone 5 compatibility is available we are most likely to have an iPhone 6 on the shelves...


Wednesday, April 24th 2013


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