Apple will help BMW with their much maligned iDrive user interface in the form of two iPod-like circular scroll wheels mounted on the steering wheel.

The WORLD EXCLUSIVE Autospies have received information from internal sources at BMW regarding the much rumored cooperation between Apple and BMW. Previous reports pegged BMW as the first auto maker to have iPhone compatibility and now Autospies reports Apple will help BMW with their much maligned iDrive user interface in the form of two iPod-like circular scroll wheels mounted on the steering wheel. Following the lead of the current E65 7-Series which debuted the iDrive system at Frankfurt in 2001, this iPod influenced user interface is expected to launch with the next-generation 7-Series sometime in 2008.

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Apple to Revamp BMW's iDrive with iPod-like Interface