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Ford releases iPad brochure app for the 2011 Fiesta

Ford releases iPad brochure app for the 2011 Fiesta

By way of an Apple iPad – who knew – you can now have the unique opportunity to learn more about the 2011 Ford Fiesta after the Blue Oval recently launched a new interactive sales brochure app for their all-new hatchback. Clearly, we didn’t see this one coming.

Sarcasm aside, the new app allows iPad users to learn more about the Fiesta in a more detailed light compared to what you usually find when visiting a local Ford dealership. Among other things, the app allows you to read up on every pertinent feature of the 2011 Fiesta, including technical specifications, color options, add-ons, connectivity, and even the car’s safety.

Regrettably, the 2011 Ford Fiesta app is only available for the iPad, which means that if you don’t have one, then you’re just out of luck. Then again, you can always just use a computer and look up product information and reviews of the 2011 Fiesta, although where’s the fun in that, right?

Press Release after the jump

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Can an Apple iPad work on a Sync-enabled Ford vehicle?

Can an Apple iPad work on a Sync-enabled Ford vehicle?

When reports came out that SoundMan was able to successfully install the new iPad in a Toyota Corolla, a lot of people wondered if other car brands would follow suit. After all, buying a car with a built-in iPad is a pretty good selling point for prospective buyers.

For its part, Ford tried to make good use of their Sync technology to determine whether the iPad would work on a Sync-enabled Ford vehicle. It turns out that, technically speaking, you can use an iPad with Sync technology, but it comes with a number of pretty glaring restrictions. The most definitive setback Ford discovered is that you can’t connect the iPad to Sync by using a USB. This will pretty much render the iPad useless, unless of course, you’re car is hooked up to an on-board WiFi hotspot.

Despite this supposed setback, we’re confident that Ford and other car brands can find a way to get the iPad working on their vehicles the same way Soundman was able to accomplish with his Toyota Corolla.

Check out the video and watch how the boys from the Blue Oval tried - with minimal success - to get the iPad Sync’d in to their vehicles.

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