BMW today announced in a press release that the 2017 BMW 5 Series Sedan will be the first car to hit market and support wireless CarPlay. The 5 Series Sedan will begin hitting the road around the world in February 2017.
CarPlay Stories October 13
CarPlay Stories September 21
iOS 10 lets third-party developers use the standard call look and feel from the Phone app in their own apps with something known as CallKit, and Facebook’s latest update to Messenger is already taking advantage of it. Messenger for iOS has let you make calls over the Internet to your friends for a while, and now incoming calls to Messenger will behave just like standard phone calls. This improved behavior even extends to CarPlay.
CarPlay Stories September 1
Apple’s CarPlay feature continues to pop up in more new cars this year including several new models with Fiat Chrysler’s Uconnect 4.0 infotainment system. The latest cars to offer CarPlay include the 2017 model Chrysler 300, Dodge Challenger, and Dodge Charger.
CarPlay Stories August 31
CarPlay has been a long time coming to BMW, but it now looks like the system is available as a $300 option across almost all models.
We saw back in May that it was on the way to the X5 and X6 M, and a month later the same option appeared for the M3 and M4, suggesting that BMW might have been reserving it for higher-end models. As of today, though, ‘Apple CarPlay Compatibility’ appears as an entertainment option across most of the range …
CarPlay Stories August 19
CarPlay is showing up in plenty of new car models this year, but it’s much cheaper to replace the radio in the car you already own to get CarPlay for yourself. Sony is joining the aftermarket CarPlay scene this fall with its new and relatively affordable XAV-AX100 receiver.
CarPlay Stories August 18