BMW has just announced that it’ll support Apple product connectivity, with the iPad and iPod being the favorites, new iPhone models too. The freshly announced interface of the German car maker is called “Original BMW Accessories — BMW Carrier for Apple iPad Office Mode”, quite a fancy name, we think.
It’ll allow you to connect the iPad with your vehicle via dock or Bluetooth. iDrive will handle the controls, delivered through an UI that reminds us of Cover Flow or Front Row. Older iDrive systems won’t support upgrades to embrace the new interface, so you’ll have to go with the new models.
Support includes the iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 on the handset side, plus the iPod Touch 2nd and 3rd generations. The video below details it all: