iPod Integration Mix Up - 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS Long-Term Road Test

2010 Chevrolet Camaro Long Term Road Test

2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS: iPod Integration Mix Up

August 27, 2010


While I don't disagree with Karl Brauer's assessment of the Boston Acoustics audio system in the Camaro SS (and probably wouldn't argue anyway with an audiophile rockin' classic DMC TimeWindow speakers in his home stereo setup), I can't abide by his statement that the car's iPod integration "just works, everytime."

As evidence I present the picture above, which I snapped while my iPhone 3GS was attached to the USB port in the center console. Ever hear of an album titled Al Green, Alejandro Escovedo or Alice Cooper? Me neither.

For some reason the Camaro's system showed Artists as Albums, and Albums as Artists, as in the pic below.


And it also showed Songs as Genres and Albums as Song Titles, as pictured below. Well, it got that part half right, since there are songs and albums called All Shook Down and After the Goldrush.


Maybe the problem is with the iPhone 3GS, are more specifically, the new iOS4 software, which is also causing iPod-integration issues in our 2010 GMC Terrain.

But Steve Jobs would probably say that the Camaro is holding the iPhone wrong.

Doug Newcomb, Senior Editor, Technology

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