iPod and the Car Stereo

By Deane Barker on January 4, 2005

Apple’s iPod rocks car-stereo makers: It looks like Lawyer Milloy was way ahead of his time.

Looking to capitalize on the digital music player’s sales success over the holidays, auto electronics makers are rushing to develop plug-in adapters that let drivers pick tunes from their iPods using the controls of their car stereos.

It’s a market that can’t be ignored: Some retailers sold out of Apple Computer’s iPod during the holiday shopping blitz. Analysts estimated Apple sold more than 4 million iPods during the holiday rush; that could push the number of iPod users to 10 million.