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Apple Store "Geniuses" Inspire New GM Policy

Nov 27 2012, 2:00am CST | by

GM experts won't be called "geniuses" though

General Motors has set up a new policy that requires every one of its dealerships have at least one expert that can help train new vehicle buyers about the in-car technology. According to Reuters,...

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Apple Store "Geniuses" Inspire New GM Policy

Nov 27 2012, 2:00am CST | by

GM experts won't be called "geniuses" though

General Motors has set up a new policy that requires every one of its dealerships have at least one expert that can help train new vehicle buyers about the in-car technology. According to Reuters, Apple's Apple Store "genius" concept is similar to GM's new program.

When you buy a new car, the process is admittedly still incredibly antiquated. For such a major purchase, a lot of questions about the technology remain unanswered. Compare that to buying a computer at Best Buy or the Apple Store, for example.

The problem, according to GM, is that even though the sophistication of in-car systems has significantly increased, the dealerships have not kept up-to-date.

As GM's manager of the connected customer team Mark Harland told Reuters, "You see a lot of people get into the vehicle, and they can't figure out the damned system. They get frustrated, and they get online and bash it, and that ends up on J.D. Power and Associates."

So now, every dealership must have one person or more who knows everything about MyLink, CUE, and IntelliLink. In addition, the company is adding a dedicated section of its call center to specifically address questions about in-car technology.

GM is at the forefront of in-car advancements. It is quickly making OnStar a standard feature, and before too long it will not be uncommon to see new cars equipped as roaming mobile hotspots.

"It's not good enough to just give someone a set of keys and say, 'See you later.' We need to help people with the technology," said Harland.

Via Chicago Tribune

 
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Aug 19 2014 11:25am CDT | Source: iClarified

Leaked release notes from a new build of iOS 8 that was reportedly seeded to carriers has been posted online by BGR.The build number is 12A363d and the release notes can be read below. Apparently, the beta was not seeded to all developers as we are so close the release of the GM seed.Please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS to find out when the GM seed becomes available for download.Share Article:Facebook, ...
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Apple Seeds iOS 8 Beta 6 to Select Testing Partners

Aug 19 2014 9:15am CDT | Source: iClarified

Apple has seeded iOS 8 Beta 6 to select partners, reports BGR. According to the site, this seed has not been released to all developers since we are so close to the GM seed (final version of iOS 8, barring any major issues/bugs). The seed must be accepted by testing partners (carriers, select developers) by September 5, just days before the rumored iPhone 6 announcement. According to a separate source, the build has alrea ...
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Apple releases iOS 8 beta 5, OS X Yosemite developer preview 5

Aug 4 2014 11:58am CDT | Source: App Advice

Apple has pushed out iOS 8 beta 5 to developers. The update is available for download over-the-air (OTA) and on Apples developer page. The beta arrives two weeks after the last update was released.On July 23,BGRsaid that Apple planned to release iOS 8 beta 5 today. At the time, they also saidiOS 8 beta 6 would arrive on August 15, followed by the release of the GM, or final version, a few weeks later.In 2013, iOS 7 beta 5 arrived just eight da ...
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Apple to Release iOS 8 Beta 5 on August 4th, iOS 8 Beta 6 on August 15th?

Jul 23 2014 1:45pm CDT | Source: iClarified

Apple will release iOS 8 beta 5 on August 4th and iOS 8 beta 6 on August 15th, according to a new report from BGR. The site has correctly predicted beta firmware release dates in the past.According to our sources, Apple is nearing the end of the beta testing cycle for iOS 8. We are told that the company plans to seed iOS 8 beta 5 to developers on August 4th, and a final version of the OS, iOS 8 beta 6 on August 15th. After ...
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4 weeks ago

Should you upgrade to Apple’s iOS 8 beta 4 or OS X Yosemite developer preview 4?

Jul 22 2014 9:46am CDT | Source: App Advice

Note: This is the fourth and final report about whether the time is right to upgrade to beta versions of Apples two new operating systems, iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite.IntroductionOnMonday, Apple launched iOS 8 beta 4 andOS X Yosemite developer preview 4. It should be a few more weeksbefore final versions become available to the general public.When will that be? If recent history is any indication, expect both new operating systems to arrive in September or October. In the case ...
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4 weeks ago

Apple releases iOS 8 beta 4, OS X Yosemite developer preview 4

Jul 21 2014 11:56am CDT | Source: App Advice

Apple has pushed out iOS 8 beta 4 to developers. The update is available for download over-the-air (OTA) and on Apples developer page. The beta arrives two weeks after the last update was released.This was a quick turnaround between the release of iOS 8 beta 3 and iOS 8 beta 4.Last year, iOS 7 beta 4 was released 21 days after iOS 7 beta 3. In 2012, iOS 6 beta 4 followed iOS 6 beta 3 also after 21 days.Our source a ...
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5 weeks ago

Apple is set to release iOS 8 Beta 4 on July 28

Jul 14 2014 10:42am CDT | Source: App Advice

Apple is likely to release iOS 8 beta 4 to developers on Monday, July 28. The company released iOS 8 beta 3 on Monday, July 7.Last year, iOS 7 beta 4 was released 21 days after iOS 7 beta 3. In 2012, iOS 6 beta 4 followed iOS 6 beta 3 after the same number of days.Our Apple source confirms that July 28 is the date for the next release. However, they note that this date could be moved forward by one week. In this case, ...
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