PRESS RELEASE August 4, 2005

Apple & Leading Car Companies Team Up to Deliver Seamless iPod Experience in Japan

TOKYO—August 4, 2005—Apple® today announced that Nissan, Mazda and Daihatsu in Japan have joined BMW, MINI, smart and Alfa Romeo in Japan to deliver iPod® integration with their car stereos for 2006 model lines. Seamless integration of iPods in cars allows music lovers to enjoy high-quality sound through their car’s stereo system, easily access their entire music library and take their music with them everywhere they go.
“We’re delighted to have such a wide variety of car companies in Japan offering iPod integration,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide iPod Product Marketing. “iPod is the number one digital music player in Japan and more music lovers than ever can now enjoy a seamless iPod music experience in their car.”
In addition, an array of after-market solutions are available from Alpine, Clarion, Kenwood and Pioneer for cars that currently do not offer iPod integration.
iPod and iTunes® are leading the digital music revolution, providing the best way to listen to music on-the-go, at home and in the car. With over 21 million iPods sold, the iPod is the world’s most popular digital music player and the iTunes Music Store is the number one online music store with over 500 million songs purchased and downloaded worldwide.
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