Apple CarPlay Now Offered in Over 400 Different Cars

Apple CarPlay on the 2019 Jeep Cherokee

By Paul Riegler on 31 May 2018
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Apple CarPlay is now available in more than 400 different car models, Apple said. The latest is the 2019 Subaru WRX, introduced last Thursday.

The new version of the WRX will support both CarPlay and its competitor, Android Auto, and makes the system available via a standard 6.5” touchscreen that is part of the automaker’s new Starlink infotainment system.

Apple CarPlay is an in-vehicle touch-based display interface that functions as an extension of a driver’s iPhone. CarPlay supports navigation via Apple Maps; music including Apple Music, Tune-In Radio, and Pandora; phone; and iMessage. It also supports podcasts and audio books.

CarPlay was announced at the 2014 Geneva Auto Show with a prototype Volvo.
Today, virtually every car manufacturer offers at least one or two models that support CarPlay. These include Acura, Aston Martin, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Citroën, Fiat, Ford, Honda, Jeep, Lincoln, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Skoda, VW, and Volvo.

Other new vehicles that recently made their debut with CarPlay support include the 2018 Audi A7, the 2018 BMW X2, the 2019 BMW i8 Coupe, the 2019 Ford Edge, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class, the 2019 Mini and Mini Convertible, the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta, the 2018 Volkswagen Passat GT, the 2019 Jeep Cherokee, and the Toyota Avalon.

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