Pioneer today revealed the prompt availability of Apple’s CarPlay modern technology for select alreadying existing aftermarket receivers. CarPlay was introduced in March 2014 as well as allows users to communicate with their iPhone using a car’s dash screen. Customers could access Apple Maps, make calls and also command music playback utilizing the CarPlay function. CarPlay was anticipated to debut in 2014 model cars from Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz Volvo and also more, yet its rollout has actually been sluggish.
While other electronic devices makers continue to work on the modern technology, Pioneer is first out of the gate with CarPlay support. The CarPlay upgrade is free to Pioneer proprietors with instructions as well as firmware downloads offered on Pioneer’s site. Receivers qualified for the update consist of the AVIC– 8000NEX ($ 1400 MSRP), the AVIC– 7000NEX ($ 1200 MSRP), the AVIC– 6000NEX ($ 900 MSRP), the AVIC– 5000NEX ($ 750 MSRP) and also the AVH– 4000NEX ($ 700 MSRP).
In an additional CarPlay relevant announcement, Spotify today upgraded its music player app for iOS with assistance Apple’s in-car innovation. With the most up to date 1.8.0 update, users now can regulate Spotify in any kind of CarPlay-equipped car. Spotify is among the initial of a number of apps that have actually vowed support for CarPlay innovation. Various other titles include Beats Music, Stitcher and MLB At Bat.