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New iPhone 5 May Not Be Compatible With Your Car

Do you hear that? Listen real close. That’s the buzz of excitement coming from millions of people ready to pop their plastic, renew contracts, and line up for hours to own a brand, spanking new iPhone 5.

The phone is gorgeous but that’s to be expected knowing how important design is for Apple.
I bet you’re wondering what this all has to do with you, the car enthusiast? Why am I writing about the iPhone?

This is why:

What is that? That’s the new lightning port that will be replacing the traditional 30-pin port that we all know and love.

How does that affect you?

If you’re like me, you love the idea that you can just plug your iPhone into your car and play music through your car audio system while the iPhone continues to charge.

Well, there’s a chance you won’t be able to do that anymore. If you want to read through the specifics of why the new Lightning Port/Connector (or 19 pin port/connector) may have problems with your car, visit this CNET article.

For a brief and non-techy explanation: your car won’t be able to recognize the new pins that your brand new iPhone 5 will use.

It’s going to be painful, that thing is bee-you-tee-full, but at the risk of your own sanity, holding off is probably the better decision until they’ve officially fixed this car compatibility issue.