CarPlay Overview Updated April 25, 2018

CarPlay

A smarter, safer way to use your iPhone in the car

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June 2013 - April 2018


CarPlay is an iOS feature that makes using your iPhone simpler and easier while in the car.

Here’s how Apple describes CarPlay:

Available on select cars, CarPlay is a smarter, safer way to use your iPhone in the car. CarPlay takes the things you want to do with your iPhone while driving and puts them right on your car’s built-in display. You can get directions, make calls, send and receive messages, and listen to music, all in a way that allows you to stay focused on the road. Just connect your iPhone and go.

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CarPlay Stories Yesterday

This is the year Toyota and Lexus — among the last major CarPlay holdouts — finally release new cars that work with Apple’s infotainment system.

Lexus announced today that its seventh generation ES luxury sedan will be its first model to include CarPlay, and customers will have an option for a 12.3-inch widescreen display that makes room for two extra apps on the Home screen.

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CarPlay Stories April 12

Both Android Auto and CarPlay have been gaining momentum over the last several years, with more carmakers signing on board. Now, a new study shows that users are becoming increasingly reliant on those in-car infotainment systems…

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CarPlay Stories March 28

After being touted as a CarPlay partner for over 3 years, Mazda today officially announced its plans to bring Apple’s in-car system to its vehicles. Mazda made the announcement at the New York International Auto Show, which has brought a handful of CarPlay announcements already

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Toyota has shown off its 2019 Corolla Hatchback and RAV4 SUV at the New York Auto Show, and both new vehicles will come standard with Apple’s CarPlay.

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CarPlay Stories March 26

Lexus and Honda have both announced new models at the New York International Auto Show, both equipped with CarPlay.

Lexus has announced a compact luxury crossover known as the UX, seen above. All UX models include CarPlay as standard …

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CarPlay Stories March 13

Apple CarPlay is hands-down the safest way to interact with your iPhone in the car. That’s because you never actually touch your iPhone while driving, something you should never ever do anyway. Instead you control navigation, communication, and entertainment with Siri and a simplified interface on your car’s screen.

But what if your car doesn’t have a built-in display or the one it has doesn’t work with Apple CarPlay? The good news is you don’t necessarily have to go out and buy a brand new car. In most cases, you can buy and have a really good in-dash system installed for under $1,000. However, picking the right solution before you make the investment is important. Here are a few tips:

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