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      02-08-2007, 05:14 PM   #16
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I think there is a few differences from the existing MOST ipod integration which sound promising.

Since the new interface no longer emulates a CD Changer, the changer can co-exist with the new factory ipod/usb interface. One no longer has to remember what CD1,2,3 stand for. Adding support for USB drives is also a big plus for folks not locked into ipod's. There's potential now for hanging some very large drives off the system. I suspect however that there will be some limit on i-drives ability to build the Artist, Album, etc database for the USB drive however.

Still its good that they are doing this. Not a surprise really, as Audi recently announced its next generation ipod/usb interface.