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Alpine announces its first aftermarket CarPlay system

Alpine announces its first aftermarket CarPlay system

Alpine has announced a new in-dash system built with CarPlay in mind, the iLX-007. The unit is Alpine's first CarPlay-compatible display. In addition to CarPlay, the iLX-007 will also connect to the Alpine TuneIt app, along with car rear camera systems. The iLX-007 features a 7-inch capacitive...
Volkswagen bringing CarPlay to its cars later this year

Volkswagen bringing CarPlay to its cars later this year

Volkswagen made a range of announcements at CES 2015 today, but one of the most interesting is a small mention that CarPlay will be coming to Volkswagen cars as part of the company's second-generation "modular infotainment platform" (MIB II) sometime in 2015. From Volkswagen: Later...
Pioneer's NEX stereos are much more than just CarPlay

Pioneer's NEX stereos are much more than just CarPlay

For years there's been this growing sentiment among smartphone users who have to drive on a regular basis, and that sentiment usually involved being able to just dock your phone in the car and use the larger screen in the dash to use the things your phone already does very well. As cool as...

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CarPlay will be in future Porsche vehicles

CarPlay will be in future Porsche vehicles

Porsche is the latest automobile brand to throw their hat in the ring with support for Apple's CarPlay technology. Which Porsche models will be getting CarPlay support and when is still an open question. But the luxury brand's logo has been added to Apple's own information on CarPlay, and seems...
CarPlay hits the road in five new countries

CarPlay hits the road in five new countries

Apple has updated its iOS 8 feature page today to note that CarPlay is now available to use in Denmark, Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, and Sweden—bringing the total number of supported countries to 25. With today's rollout, users in the above countries that have a CarPlay-enabled head unit in...
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Pandora CFO calls Apple a 'frenemy,' sheds light on CarPlay integration

While Pandora was noticeably absent from Apple's list of launch partners for CarPlay, that is all set to change according to the company's CFO. In an interview with Fox Business Network, Pandora CFO Mike Herring revealed that the music streaming service will "definitely be in CarPlay." While...
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Pioneer's NEX Apple CarPlay units get a firmware update with various fixes

Update over USB or SD card for the latest firmware from Pioneer for its connected head units A quick heads up if you're already rocking one of Pioneer's new NEX head units that run Apple's CarPlay or Android Auto — a firmware update is now available for the 4100, 5100 and 8100 models. The...
Pioneer launches second-generation CarPlay head units, starting at $700

Pioneer launches second-generation CarPlay head units, starting at $700

Pioneer has released the second generation of its NEX head units with Apple's CarPlay. These new systems, which first debuted at CES 2015, offer integration not only with CarPlay, but Google's Android Auto. They also come with Pioneer's AppRadio, which connects to both iOS and Android devices,...
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40 new car models will ship with CarPlay in 2015

During today's "Spring Forward" press event, Apple CEO Tim Cook stated that the company's CarPlay will be installed in 40 new car models for 2015. Cook also stated that every major car maker have made commitments to CarPlay, but details were not revealed. There's also no word on which car...
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CarPlay is at the center of the insane new Koenigsegg Regera

This week at the Geneva motor show, Koenigsegg has revealed their new Regera supercar. The car has some amazing specs all around, including a CarPlay unit at the center of the action. We've seen some automakers like Volkswagen and Chevrolet gear up for CarPlay support already, but seeing it...
Toyota says it won't offer CarPlay in the U.S. any time soon

Toyota says it won't offer CarPlay in the U.S. any time soon

Toyota's national manager for Toyota's advanced technology communications, John Hanson, has confirmed that the Japanese manufacturer will not be adding CarPlay integration to its US vehicles. Rather than Apple's interface — or Google's Android Auto — Toyota will stick with its own Entune system for...
iMore show 444: What happens in Cupertino

iMore show 444: What happens in Cupertino

The iMore show brings you everything you need to know about the week in iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple! On this episode — CarPlay vs. Apple Car, bit rot, Apple Watch and design, Astropad, Records, Calcbot, and more! With Serenity, Peter, and Rene! Support the iMore show: Visit thetiebar.com/...
CarPlay: The present and future of Apple automotive

CarPlay: The present and future of Apple automotive

Apple Car is the latest product rumored to be lurking deep in the vaults of Cupertino. Whether Apple ever decides to get into the automotive industry in a hardware-way or not, the company is already invested in CarPlay, and that means they're in cars even if the company's not making one...

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