When Apple demonstrated iOS 7 last fall, one of the features of the new mobile operating system was “iOS in the Car.” While not much has been seen in the car, app developer Steven Troughton-Smith may have gotten access to a few screenshots of the upcoming interface and has posted said screenshots to Twitter.
Apple’s “iOS in the Car” is an interface that will connect with your iOS-equipped in-dash system. Cars that are set up to receive iOS will connect to the iPhone 5 or later and interact with the built-in display and controls. It will also connect to Siri Eyes Free so you can safely make phone calls, access music, send and receive messages, get directions, and more.
Troughton-Smith (or T-S, as he calls himself) posted five images to Twitter on Monday. The images are purportedly screenshots for the upcoming in-dash operating system. Although T-S never claims what the images are, it is clearly not Apple Maps, but includes design features that would make sense in a car.
T-S’s version of “iOS in the Car” is significantly different than Apple’s images on the company’s website. However, MacRumors points out that it could be contributed to changes in the software development. It is possible that T-S’s images are what Apple plans for the final look.
Currently there are no vehicles on the market with iOS in the Car. However, manufacturers like Audi, BMW, and Chevrolet have made it known they are planning on adding the feature in the future.