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Apple Officially Confirms CarPlay Aftermarket Systems For Alpine, Pioneer

Apple Officially Confirms CarPlay Aftermarket Systems For Alpine, Pioneer

April 17, 2014

Apple has officially confirmed what we already knew, noting online at its CarPlay mini-site that CarPlay will be available for Alpine and Pioneer in-car systems.

You’ll still need an iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, or iPhone 5 running iOS 7.1 in order for CarPlay to power your Alpine or Pioneer in-car system, however the change means users aren’t going to have to purchase a brand new car in order to enjoy the feature.

Price-wise, we explained a couple of days ago that the cheapest CarPlay-compatible Pioneer system will set users back $700; prices for other compatible systems from Pioneer climb as high as $1,400.

Alpine and Pioneer owners with compatible in-car systems will be able to enjoy CarPlay following a firmware update, though we’re not sure when this will become available.

CarPlay’s initial partners for 2014 include Ferrari, Honda, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo; future models from a selection of “committed partners” (including BMW, Ford, and Jaguar) are also expected to feature CarPlay in-car systems.

Are you planning on adding CarPlay to your vehicle?

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Via: 9to5mac

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