Keeping Up The Pressure

Apple, like rust, never seems to sleep: Apple and 3 Automakers Plan Alliances on iPod Use

Apple Computer said on Thursday that it was teaming with General Motors, Ford and Mazda to integrate the iPod into car audio systems.

The alliances mean that the iPod will be compatible with more than 70 percent of the new 2007 model vehicles sold in the United States, Apple said.

ZDNet’s David Berlind points out that this suggests the ascendancy of FairPlay DRM: GM, Ford, Mazda to drive acceptance of Apple’s C.R.A.P.