I know, I know, it's not really vaporware since a tiny number of vehicles have started shipping with Carplay, but it really really feels like that since other than ONE model of Ferrari not a single other car is shipping from the factory with Carplay support... and retrofit to higher end cars is extremely difficult and expensive. I can't figure out what the hold up is in adoption of Carplay by industry partners like Mercedes who announced really strong support in 2014 and still have not shipped a single product with Carplay enabled.... kinda makes me wonder if rumors of an Apple Car have put the kibosh on this whole thing as automakers might be feeling threatened. This is exactly the kind of thing that has put me off buying a new car, the technology in cars is incredibly outdated, many cars have very difficult/expensive to replace factory systems and it seems inevitable that Carplay and Android Auto will soon become the way that we use our phones in the car for maximum effect. Full disclosure. I currently lease a BMW 328xi and that lease will be ending in August. I will be able to get a better deal on a model year 2015 car but am holding out a sliver of hope that 2016 model year cars will get at least the hardware needed for Carplay by way of a firmware update. I'm a bit bitter too since my 2013 model year car missed a real substantial update to the iDrive system by a matter of six months. Mine was an earlier production model and several months later BMW simply upgraded the Navi/iDrive version included with the car to one that is much more capable. I have really vowed to try to avoid letting that happen again. Right now I'm debating lease of another BMW 3 series or the new Mercedes C300 (boo hoo, tough life I know).... and honestly, inclusion of Carplay support would easily tip me over from one to the other since both are quite good vehicles. I would even go as far as going with something less fun to drive (Volkswagen, Volvo, ?) if it had this feature. Anyone want to commiserate? It would be super awesome if someone at BMW or Mercedes headquarters who is reading this wants to post some useful (and of course anonymized) information.