Auto CarPlay - NEX4000 vs AppRadio 4?

Discussion in 'HomeKit, HomePod, CarPlay, Home & Auto Technology' started by musicpenguy, Oct 10, 2014.

  1. musicpenguy macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not sure if this is the spot for this (didn't see a special forum for iOS in the Car or anything like that)

    Trying to understand the difference between NEX4000 and AppRadio 4 - found the NEX on sale ($545) - and am debating getting that over waiting for AppRadio 4 to hit?

    Anyone know what the major differences are?
     
  2. swordfish5736, Oct 10, 2014
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    swordfish5736 macrumors 68000

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    The biggest difference looks to be the nex4000 has a 7" screen and the app radio unit has a 6.2" screen. All the nex units except the 8000 use a resistive touch screen. The 8000 and app radio both use capacitive touch screens. Also noticed even though the app radio has a smaller screen it has the same resolution as the larger nex4000.

    The nex4000 retails for $700 and sells on Amazon for $545 as you have found. I'd guess once the app radio 4 unit is released you'll be able to get it for less than $600.


    The nex units also support pioneers appradio mode on top of carplay.
     
  3. jeffm5690 macrumors regular

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    Be very careful with these units on Amazon. Most of them are grey market and do not come with valid warranties...
     
  4. JacksTLOS macrumors member

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    The BIG/HUGE difference is that the NEX4000 isn't just a Carplay/appradio player. It has the HD Radio/FM radio abilities, DVD Player, probably a better DAC etc. The Appradio 4 doesn't function without an Iphone (Not sure if the Appradio 4 is Mirrorcast capable like the NEX4000).
     
  5. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000

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    It says the app radio has an AM/FM tuner. Pioneers support page says it supports mirrorlink and has the same user interface as the NEX line. The main image for it also shows a UI with Bluetooth, radio, hdmi in, and some other choices so id guess it functions without a device being connected.


    It looks like they've put a lot more into this years appradio model.
     
  6. JacksTLOS macrumors member

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    Well that's new! I don't recall them having FM radios in them when I looked and bought my pioneer radio. Anyways, it still doesn't have other functions. You would need music on a straight USB, Iphone, Android or just basic AM/FM radio. Bluetooth is there.

    For a little more though you get a lot more features with the 4000.
     

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