July 7, 2022

Apple has managed to evoke these of us within the tech press from the early-March doldrums by taking the wraps off CarPlay, the corporate’s in-vehicle iPhone interface that was revealed 9 months or so earlier and easily named iOS within the Automobile.

BlackBerry information website N4BB managed to verify with the spokesperson of an organization referred to as QNX that the CarPlay interface rests atop QNX’s widely-used “infotainment platform” – a elaborate time period for the factor with the display screen in between you and your passenger that you simply poke at together with your finger — the display screen, not the passenger — to alter the radio station. I suppose poking at your passenger would possibly in the end obtain the identical end result.

The truth that Apple’s in-car software program is working atop a QNX platform can be lower than newsworthy aside from the truth that BlackBerry purchased QNX again in 2010, and has used QNX know-how as the premise for its ill-fated PlayBook pill and the latest model of its smartphone software program, BlackBerry 10.

So, sure: Apple software program is being powered by BlackBerry, in a way. QNX has been the glue holding collectively many an in-car leisure – sorry, infotainment – system for years and years now, so it’s doubtless this CarPlay interface would have been working atop it whether or not BlackBerry was within the image or not. It may nearly definitely run atop non-QNX methods as effectively for all we all know.

In different scandalous information, the digicam sensor within the iPhone is broadly believed to be made by Sony, and the iPad, iPhone and MacBook Professional shows have come from the likes of Samsung and LG through the years. I do know, proper? It’s like studying that Santa Claus doesn’t… you realize what? On second thought, I’m not going to spoil that one.

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Apple CarPlay Infotainment System Runs on BlackBerry’s QNX [N4BB via BGR]

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