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Apple CarPlay comes to Polestar 2 with new update

Polestar
Polestar (Image credit: Polestar)

What you need to know

  • Apple CarPlay is coming to Polestar.
  • The Polestar 2 now supports iPhone connectivity thanks to a new update.
  • It will bring better integration for music, apps, navigation, and more through iPhone.

Polestar has today announced that its Polestar 2 now supports CarPlay.

The company stated in a tweet:

The most fun part about driving a Polestar is driving it, but there's more to it. Our latest over-the-air update for the Polestar 2 comes with Apple CarPlay, allowing Polestar owners with an iPhone to change music, use apps, and communicate through Siri or the infotainment system

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Polestar has long supported Android Automotive and comes with Google built-in, but not CarPlay, so this will be a welcome move for current and prospective owners. Polestar 2 was marketed as "the world's first car with a built-in Android powered operating system" that included route planning, music through Spotify, and more.

CarPlay lets users of all Apple's best iPhones including the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 integrate services like Apple Music, Maps, Phone, and more with their car's infotainment system.

At WWDC 2022 the company unveiled the next generation of CarPlay that will feature a huge amount of new metrics spread across the entire dashboard of your car. The feature won't arrive in time for iPhone 14 but compatible vehicles are expected to be announced next year.

Apple Wwdc22 Ios16 Carplay

Apple Wwdc22 Ios16 Carplay (Image credit: Apple)

One big EV maker that has left CarPlay out in the cold is Tesla, where your only recourse is this $150 Android tablet hack that brings CarPlay to your Tesla.

Stephen Warwick
Stephen Warwick

Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.

Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple.