The best source for everything you need to know about Apple’s CarPlay. This website is for everyone who is curious about the new service by Apple for car lovers who also want to enjoy the great Apple design in their cars. This website will tell you what CarPlay is, what you can do with it and how you can use it.
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What is Apple CarPlay
Ok so you’ve heard of CarPlay but what exactly is it? CarPlay is a solution that allows you to use your iPhone safely in your car. The first cars with CarPlay were presented at the Geneva Motor Show with models from Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo. CarPlay works through the entertainment system in the car and is mainly operated with Siri commands, so you can keep your eyes on the road. CarPlay will work via a Lightning cable and Wi-Fi (support since iOS 8.3).
What can you do with CarPlay
With CarPlay you can answer incoming calls, dictate text messages and control your music collection. Of course there is also direct access to Apple Maps, so you don’t need to buy any other navigation system.
How to get it
CarPlay is available for all iPhones running iOS 7.1 or higher. To use CarPlay you need to have an iPhone 5, iPhone 5s or 5c (no iPad support for now). CarPlay works with third-party apps, and Apple explicitly mentions Spotify and radio apps iHeartRadio, Beats Radio and Stitcher.
CarPlay car manufacturers
CarPlay is compatible with a select amount of car brands. The following car manufacturers will support CarPlay in 2014:
- Mercedes Benz
The following car manufacturers will provide support with new models
- Land Rover
- Mitsubishi Motors
- PSA Peugeot Citroen
Right now we don’t know which models exactly will support CarPlay and if manufacturers will provide aftermarket support.