Ford Dumping Car CD Players
New Focus models will offer digital options instead
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 27, 2011 10:10 AM CDT
Bye-bye, CD player...   (©~!)

(Newser) – Consumers have already started ditching CDs for digital music, and now the auto industry may be catching up. Ford is planning to scrap CD players in its new models, the Daily Mail reports. In the newest Focus model, a USB plug will allow drivers to use their digital music players. In addition, the Sync "infotainment hub" will allow other music libraries to be accessed via the Internet—meaning drivers could have access to their music on Spotify or Apple's iCloud. Of course, this development may upset the "oldsters" who still like CDs...

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TessTalks
Jul 27, 2011 7:50 PM CDT
I guess I won't be buying a Ford.
lvan
Jul 27, 2011 7:02 PM CDT
meh I'm to lazy to download and sync music. I got usb input and memory card on my radio and all I use is aux to play shoutcast of my droid.
MrSoul
Jul 27, 2011 6:00 PM CDT
I've still got a tape deck in my car and use a tape with an aux cable for my 7-year-old 3rd gen iPod. 8-)