Mazda has had a bit of a rollercoaster experience when it comes to supporting Apple’s in-car system, CarPlay.
While some auto manufacturers were more than happy to put Apple’s in-car infotainment option, CarPlay, into their vehicles, some manufacturers weren’t too thrilled with the idea right away.
Up until recently, if you wanted to use Apple CarPlay and a navigation app, you had to use Apple Maps. But Apple finally changed that with the launch of iOS 12.
It has been several years since Apple stopped using Google Maps as the default maps app on its platforms, opting to create its own offering in Apple Maps.
Way, way back in 2014, Mazda’s name was added to the list of auto manufacturers that were planning on adding support for Apple’s in-car system, CarPlay, to its lineup of vehicles.
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CarPlay and Android Auto have become increasingly popular among car makers and vehicle owners over the last few years. Initially, major automakers were apprehensive about offering CarPlay or Android Auto on their vehicles but over the years, they have gone ahead to support both of them in their infotainment system.
Toyota had a bit of a tumultuous relationship with Apple when it relates to the in-car system CarPlay, but eventually the company decided to offer its support for the option.
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BMW has been supporting Apple CarPlay for a bit of time, and it has typically charged a hefty up-front fee to include it.