Buried in the hundreds of new features in iOS 5 is support for AVRCP 1.3 (or maybe even 1.4!), a standard that gives iPhones the ability to send artist, album and track name information to audio devices such as those in the stereos of some newer cars.

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iOS has been stuck at AVRCP 1.0 for nearly a year, and though the allowed control of the some music playback (back, next, play/pause, and volume up/down), the device wouldn’t pass on information about what song was currently playing. In iOS 5, that all changes.