Apple’s iPhone 5 may make some cars outdated

14 Sep

Apple unveiled its iPhone 5, which goes on sale later this month. One feature possible iPhone 5 owners need to know is the smartphone’s new Lightning connector that replaces the current 30-pin connector found on Apple’s products like the iPhone 4S or 4.

However, Opening iPhone 5 can make some cars from Hyundai and Kia to luxury brands like BMW and Audi have special cables or cradles designed for the current design. If  buy a new iPhone 5, you’ll also need to purchase an adapter from Apple that allows the new smartphone to work with your — now outdated — car.

Hyundai spokesman Jim Trainor said that Hyundai’s latest models work without the use of a proprietary cable, but for those that do, he confirmed you’d need the new Apple adapter for full iPhone 5 integration

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