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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
Ford Dumping Car CD Players
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... (Read more Ford stories.)

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