iPhone Too Heavy? Volkswagen Unveils Motorized Ride-On Dock – AKA iBeetle

The Register’s Jasper Hamill reports that Apple and Volkswagen have collaborated to produce a new version of VW’s iconic Beetle, enhanced with all sorts of Cupertino-inspired bells and whistles.

Hamill notes that teams from both firms worked together on the iBeetle, which looks pretty much like the car that used to be produced without a lower case ‘i’ inserted in front of its name.

The Apple-ized Beetle will hit the streets early next year, but is currently making its debut at the Shanghai Auto Show — a car with a special iPhone dock stuck in the centre of the dashboard, and according to VW, the “iBeetle is the first model line from the Volkswagen Group in which the iPhone will become an integrated component,” that “The colors and equipment features of the iBeetle are stylistically linked to the Cupertino-based US company, bringing its iconic smartphones into harmony with what is certainly one of the worlds most iconic automotive designs, and that “In a nod to the iPhone’s color scheme, the new iBeetle can be ordered in Candy White, Oryx White Mother of Pearl Effect, Black Monochrome, Deep Black Pearl Effect, Platinum Grey, or Reflex Silver.”

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