Carplay isn't ready for me.

Discussion in 'HomeKit, HomePod, CarPlay, Home & Auto Technology' started by smoledman, Nov 28, 2015.

  1. smoledman macrumors 68000

    Oct 17, 2011
    #1 - the 3rd party hardware units are meh at best in terms of design and downright ugly

    #2 - CarPlay requires physically plugging the iPhone every single time, this takes away from a potentially magical experience especially since I learned that iOS 9 supports this.

    #3 - No Google Maps, Youtube, no Google Play Music. These are literally the 3 apps I want on CarPlay. Before you cry SAFETY on Youtube, remember with Youtube Red you can have background listening now for things like live streams.

    I know some of you will say "Get a unit that supports Android Auto", but I want to keep using my iPhone 6S. But CarPlay in it's current state is a big slap in the face to the 10s of millions of us who use Google Maps at the very least.
  2. dave2010 macrumors regular

    Jul 23, 2014
    1. I bought a new car
    2. The device charges when driving, I find it handier than bluetooth.
    3. Apple maps works fine where I am, youtube is dangerous and Apple music is better than Google music on Android Auto, I tried both for two weeks and returned an android phone.
    Further, android auto's voice control is way more glitchy than Siri in my VW at least.
  3. smoledman thread starter macrumors 68000

    Oct 17, 2011
    Let me know when Honda has CarPlay across all their models.
  4. convergent macrumors 68030


    May 6, 2008
    1. I bought a Pioneer head unit for my truck and love it. Compared to the factory deck, it looks much better, CarPlay is awesome, and now I have a nice big backup camera.
    2. I had been using Google Maps most of the time and Waze in certain traffic situations. I miss Waze more than Google Maps. I've switched to Apple Maps pretty exclusively and its not let me down yet. Its far improved over what it first launched. And by the way, if you really need to use something like Waze, you can still use it by just starting it on the phone and the sound will come through as expected... you just don't get the video on the head unit. So you haven't lost anything you would have without CarPlay. I think Apple Maps will continue to get better. The other thing I like about Apple Maps is that it gives me taptic wrist cues on the Apple Watch along with CarPlay visuals... so its helped me avoid missed turns. I always turn off the voice prompts on all navigation apps anyways.
    3. We have the Apple Music family plan... not sure why you'd get Google Play music when you are on iOS. It serves our needs fine. And I love being able to just hit the home button on the head unit and asking Siri to play something and it just works. I do that quite often now.

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