Volkswagen versus iPhone 5
The VW Golf R uses an iPod integration system common to many VW and Audi models.
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When Apple announced the iPhone 5’s new Lightning connection, a replacement for the 30 pin connector of past iPhones, iPads, and iPods, it also announced an adapter to maintain compatibility with 30 pin accessories and docks. I tested the iPhone 5 with its biggest 30 pin accessory, a Volkswagen.
Volkswagen uses the same iPod integration system as Audi, which it calls the Media Device Interface. This system consists of a proprietary port in the car with adapter cables for 30 pin iPod…
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