How Will iPhone 5 Affect Your Driving?

This topic may not have have anything to do with car detailing, but if you love your car enough to get it detailed, you must also spend a significant amount of time driving around in it. It's the hottest topic right now and it's a relevant one for everyone who uses a cell phone, more specifically, an iPhone.
As some of you may know, iPhone recently released their new iPhone 5 with iOS6 technology. You may not realize it now, but this is going to alter the way you drive while utilizing your smartphone. Here's why:

1.) Bye Bye Google Maps:
Apple plans to kill off Google Maps and replace it with Apple Maps. You'll still be able to use Google Maps but not by default, you'll need to download the app from iTunes and manually enter in addresses. However, Apple plans to incorporate apps like Waze, Tom Tom, and Yelp into their Apple Map program.

2.) Do Not Disturb:
The new iPhone 5 will include a safety feature called Do Not Disturb. The iOS6 technology will allow for the phone's accelerometer to determine when the device and (it's owner) are moving at certain speeds. When the speeds are reached, the phone will automatically slip into Do Not Disturb mode which will silence alerts and keep the phone's screen black.
As much as we love this app, we're not too thrilled about what it will do to passengers.

3.) Up-Side Down:
We agree that the most frustrating change of all is the fact that Apple has decided to move the headphone jack to the bottom of the phone. This could be a real annoyance to those of you who plug the phone into a car stereo via Auxiliary cord. We have a feeling the new iPhone will be spending a lot of time upside down with this new feature. But you could always invest more money in buying a dock to attach to your dashboard. Who doesn't want more clutter in their car?

We want to know what you think about the new iPhone and if you're concerned about how it will affect your daily driving and cell use. Let us know by leaving us comments.

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