Following MacMinute’s exclusive report last week, Apple and BMW today officially announced the BMW iPod Adapter, what the two companies call “the first seamless integration between iPod and a car audio system.” The new solution, developed jointly by Apple and BMW, enables drivers to connect their iPod to a sound system in BMW’s 3 Series, Z4 Roadster, X3 and X5 Sports Activity Vehicles and MINI Cooper through a direct connection in the glovebox that provides “outstanding sound quality and constant power to the iPod.” Drivers can control their music through the existing audio system and multifunction steering wheel.