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+ - Is the iPad an In-Car Entertainment System Killer?

Submitted by theodp
theodp (442580) writes "Cars.com's David Thomas speculates that the iPad could prove to be a serious problem for automakers that charge a ransom for rear entertainment systems. The base iPad, Thomas notes, costs far less than most DVD options offered by automakers. Ford charges $1,995 for a dual-headrest-mounted DVD system in its Flex crossover. The Acura MDX is $1,900 for its single screen system, which has three wireless headsets and a 9-inch screen. At $500 a pop, giving two kids their own iPads would cost far less than what the automakers charge for an ICE system. Time for Meat Loaf to record Paradise by the iPad Light?"
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Is the iPad an In-Car Entertainment System Killer?

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Is it possible that software is not like anything else, that it is meant to be discarded: that the whole point is to always see it as a soap bubble?

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