Just like many of you, I noticed the “iPod Out” feature listed on one of the slides at the iPhone 4.0 event. Until now there wasn’t any information as to what “iPod Out” actually was. The Unofficial Apple Weblog reveals that this feature could be used for car integration.
Their “informant” tells them that the application will be bundled with iPods and iPhones and when launched will turn the iPhone or iPod touch’s screen into a remote used to control a menu system fed out through a video-out cable.
The included video depicting the interface is reminiscent of click-wheel iPods and currently only allows for audio playback. Their informant also suggests that Apple could be building their own branded car kit that could include physical buttons and a screen to display the menu system.