Thanks to technological advancement nearly all carmakers in today’s day and age offer an infotainment system. Unlike before people are switching to Apple Car Play or Android Auto instead of relying on the automaker’s infotainment software. BMW recently made it to the headlines after they started charging $80 per year for wireless Apple CarPlay, a feature that is offered for free by others.
While a lot of newer cars are arriving with Apple CarPlay support baked in, some older models have been left without. Even the automobiles that can technically run the software feature. Some manufacturers have gone back and upgraded older models. Some haven’t. Lexus appears to be on the right side of history on this one, at least for some 2018 models.
Toyota has not been the quickest auto manufacturer to adopt Apple CarPlay. But in early 2018 it did confirm certain 2019 models would finally support the in-car system. And now it’s retrofitting some older models to get support as well.
In one week, on Wednesday, April 10, the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs will kick off. Leading up to that big day, the official NHL iOS app has been updated to prepare, including adding CarPlay support so you won’t miss any of the action.
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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