Apple CarPlay has some impressive changes coming this year. If things weren't convenient enough, soon driving will become a seamless connection between the driver and the driven. Before we delve into CarPlay 2.0, let's first have a quick run-through of what CarPlay is and how you can use it.
Apple CarPlay casts (connects and redisplays) your iPhone to your vehicle’s dashboard display, allowing you to access the same applications and functions but now on a bigger, more convenient screen.
It is a little deeper than this, but not by too much. Firstly, not every application will be accessible on your display as this would make driving dangerous. This means no video streaming, no gaming, no book reading, etc. However, what you can access is a handful of navigation, entertainment and communication services that are found on your iPhone. Things like Apple Maps, Waze, Spotify, iMessage and so on.
CarPlay is compatible with any iPhone from the iPhone 5 onward and almost every major car manufacturer (except Tesla) supports it – allowing connection via USB or wirelessly. You will struggle to find a car that doesn’t have, or can be easily fitted with, Apple CarPlay. If your car doesn’t have one, there are plenty of easy-to-install dashboard modifiers that will have you using the feature in no time at all!
The best way to find out what applications work on Apple CarPlay is to simply try them out yourself, but you don’t need every application to drive safely – your eyes are the best thing for driving as you will see. Apple CarPlay makes driving convenience that much more, well, convenient. While almost every car supports it, some shine in terms of using the feature, general connectivity and driving convenience. Check them out below:
Apple announced that CarPlay 2.0 will be arriving sometime in late 2023. CarPlay 2.0 has some nifty features and already, some brands have opted in for this with more to join the bandwagon later this year. Another trend is for car manufacturers to support both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto within the same dashboard display, so if a passenger wishes to connect their Android, the system will conveniently switch from Apple CarPlay. Let’s go through some of the features of the Apple CarPlay 2.0:
So, there you have it - Apple CarPlay and the Update in a nutshell. If you have any questions regarding Apple CarPlay or how you can get it integrated into your car, give us a call or email. Our experts will be happy to help.