Could the iPad mean the end of rear entertainment systems?
iPad could cripple in-car DVD sales - chicagotribune.com
iPad could cripple in-car DVD sales
By David Thomas, Cars.com
April 20, 2010
Could the iPad mean the end of rear entertainment systems? That question came to mind when I first got my iPad and played around with it for an hour or two.
I'm not advocating using an iPad while driving. Distracted driving is bad enough with an easy-to-hold iPhone; there's no way a driver could grasp an iPad in any way that wouldn't be ticket worthy. Although a Toyota Tacoma owner actually mounted one onto his dash, the iPad is way too big for an aftermarket car bracket if one existed. Using it as a GPS looks to be out of bounds.
However, a passenger could easily track a trip via the GPS feature of 3G-equipped models. Those aren't on sale yet and cost $129 more than basic Wi-Fi models, which start at $500.
If not for navigation, how could the iPad be used in cars? I see the big breakthrough in the back seat, and it could prove to be a serious problem for automakers that charge a ransom for rear entertainment systems.
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After you give it some thought drop back and give us your opinion on the iPad as a viable alternative to an in car entertainment system.
My big question, wouldn't they be instant targets for car burglars?