1. Michael Essany's Avatar


    At first it sounded like a late April Fool's Day prank. But there's nothing fabricated about the new partnership between Volkswagen and Apple.

    Over the weekend, as the Shanghai Auto Show kicked off, Volkswagen unveiled the iBeetle.

    Two iconic products will form an alliance later this year: the iPhone from Apple, and the Beetle from Volkswagen. The iPhone will interface with the Beetle and Beetle Convertible via a specially developed app and a docking station. The iBeetle is the first model line from the Volkswagen Group in which the iPhone will become an integrated component.
    According to a formal announcement from the Beetle maker, Volkswagen offers two different ways to acquire the "innovative interface between iPhone and Beetle." Those options are: as an app or as a standard feature of the new iBeetle and iBeetle Convertible.

    Both special models will be launched at the beginning of 2014, Volkswagen confirmed, adding that the special model will be available as a Coupe and Convertible.

    "The colors and equipment features of the iBeetle are stylistically linked to the Cupertino-based US company, bringing its iconic smartphones into harmony with what is certainly one of the world’s most iconic automotive designs," an announcement from the car-maker revealed.

    To learn more about all the bells and whistles behind the iBeetle, click here.

    Source: Volkswagen
    2013-04-23 02:31 AM
  2. exNavy's Avatar
    Yawn.
    2013-04-23 02:53 AM
  3. buttamix's Avatar
    Cool. I would hope they move on to the jetta
    2013-04-23 03:17 AM
  4. eightyk88's Avatar
    Called it! Next iKea.
    2013-04-23 03:22 AM
  5. Silverado1987's Avatar
    I'm sure they'd just make everything compatible with apple products. Probably a navigation system that uses an iPad 5 and a bunch of USB ports. And a button for 1 button Siri control ect. Still be cool though
    2013-04-23 05:22 AM
  6. unison999's Avatar
    I guess this is example of what Steve Wozniak's is saying? Better dump more AAPL.
    2013-04-23 05:27 AM
  7. Donnutt's Avatar
    Awww... I want one now...
    2013-04-23 05:45 AM
  8. DJ NiveK's Avatar
    Dawn.
    2013-04-23 06:42 AM
  9. vthree's Avatar
    click where?
    2013-04-23 02:56 PM
  10. bigboyz's Avatar
    Right! How about more info about the Apple/Ferrari relationship. You know they make some of the sexiest cars on the planet right??? :]
    2013-04-23 03:45 PM
  11. pegitt's Avatar
    Right! How about more info about the Apple/Ferrari relationship. You know they make some of the sexiest cars on the planet right??? :]
    So do Volkswagen!
    2013-04-23 04:27 PM
  12. stolenpentium's Avatar
    So do Volkswagen!
    No comparison
    2013-04-23 05:32 PM
  13. Rcworship's Avatar
    Called it! Next iKea.
    No, Ikea has been around for some time and doesn't have any iOS integration. However, they may come out with an iKia:P
    2013-04-23 06:38 PM
  14. pegitt's Avatar
    No comparison
    Ah yeah your right, they only own Lamborghini, Bentley and Bugatti!
    2013-04-23 06:41 PM
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