Hyundai and Cadillac rolling out wireless CarPlay to more 2021 models
What you need to know
- Wireless CarPlay is expanding to more vehicles.
- Hyundai is rolling out the feature to its 2021 Elantra, Tucson, Santa Fe, Venue, and Palisade.
- Cadillac is rolling out wireless CarPlay to its entire 2021 lineup.
Reported by MacRumors, wireless CarPlay has continued to expand into more vehicles. Hyundai has added the feature into its 2021 Elantra which began hitting dealerships in the United States and Canada earlier this month.
Wireless CarPlay has also been added to 2021 models of the Hyundai Tucson, Santa Fe, Venue, and Palisade. Cadillac is rolling out the feature to its entire 2021 lineup.
Wireless CarPlay removes the need to plug your iPhone into your car's infotainment system in order to get access to Apple Music, Apple Maps, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Maps, and more.
Rumors continue to swirl around the idea that Apple may eventually release a portless iPhone. If the company does, wireless CarPlay will obviously be a sought after feature when purchasing a new car. Apple could release some kind of adapter, potentially using MagSafe technology, that would still allow a portless iPhone to work with vehicles still using wired CarPlay. However, it is unclear if that is the direction that the company will take.
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