CES 2016: Pioneer and JBL Debut New Aftermarket CarPlay Systems

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Pioneer at CES 2016 this week announced its next-generation lineup of NEX aftermarket CarPlay systems, available in Spring 2016 for between $700 and $1,400. The new systems include the 7-inch AVIC-8200NEX and AVIC-7200NEX, 6.2-inch AVIC-6200NEX and AVIC-5200NEX and lower-end 7-inch AVH-4200NEX.

    CarPlay on Pioneer's last-generation aftermarket NEX system

    Pioneer's website does not distinguish what the differences are between its new NEX systems and existing AVIC-8100NEX, AVIC-7100NEX, AVIC-6100NEX, AVIC-5100NEX and AVH-4100NEX models, which remain available for sale. The 7-inch in-dash units continue to support Siri Eyes Free and Google's rival Android Auto platform.

    Pioneer, Alpine and Kenwood are the official providers of aftermarket CarPlay systems, which bring Apple's in-dash software to older vehicles. HARMAN also announced its JBL Legend CP100 aftermarket CarPlay system at CES 2016, featuring a 6.75-inch capacitive touch screen, "push to talk" button for Siri, Android Auto support and more.
    HARMAN's new JBL Legend CP100 aftermarket CarPlay system

    CarPlay, available in a wide range of 2016 vehicles, provides hands-free or eyes-free access to Maps, Phone, Messages, Music, Podcasts and third-party apps including Spotify, iHeartRadio, CBS Radio and MLB At Bat. The software uses Siri and interfaces with your vehicle's knobs, dials and buttons for safer access to common iPhone features.

    Article Link: CES 2016: Pioneer and JBL Debut New Aftermarket CarPlay Systems
  2. CrAkD macrumors 68040


    Feb 15, 2010
    Boston, MA
  3. devinthomas macrumors regular

    Mar 16, 2013
    None of these systems mention Wifi in their spec lists. I wonder if Apple isn't ready to launch it?
  4. TheRealTVGuy macrumors 6502a


    Jul 21, 2010
    Orlando, FL
    $700-$1400 ??!! I'm in the wrong business...
  5. Fzang macrumors 65816


    Jun 15, 2013
    Wow, CarPlay is hideous compared to the other thing.
  6. Kajje macrumors 6502a


    Dec 6, 2012
    My friend Timothy is in the $1000 handphone business. He's having a blast.
  7. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Price aside its cheaper than a factory upgrade (for me by $1K). I've got the Pioneer AVH-4100NEX and it's fantastic and more importantly sounds better than any factory system (with the exception of maybe a Sony).
  8. commanderclif macrumors member


    Apr 11, 2012
    Same here. Started looking in to these last week and assumed it was a bluetooth connection but when I saw the cord...deal breaker.
  9. jason330i macrumors member

    Oct 10, 2011
    at this rate, it doesn't look like there will be any wireless carplay at CES2016.
  10. UhFive, Jan 7, 2016
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2016

    UhFive macrumors regular


    Sep 17, 2013
    According to JBL's website their unit is $399.95.

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  11. Spock macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2002
    I'm still waiting on a external solution, I have an older Ford with Sync and on top of the cost for a new head unit I have to have a steering wheel control adapter an XM adapter and a subwoofer adapter on top of the dash kit and that gets pretty high dollar after a while. In my last car years ago, I had a Harmon Kardon iPod unit that I loved because it was somewhat removable.
  12. UhFive macrumors regular


    Sep 17, 2013
    I couldn't find anything online...but maybe XM will create a CarPlay app and that will eliminate at least one of those adapters. Maybe suggest it in their forums? It would certainly be an easy way to add XM to any car without going through the hassle of an antenna/extra hardware.
  13. CamiMR macrumors 6502


    Oct 22, 2012
    As others have said, no Wireless CarPlay no go for me... Hopefully the next Alpine unit will have it.
  14. EdT macrumors 6502a


    Mar 11, 2007
    Omaha, NE
    Most of the time I have my iPhone plugged into power when I'm in the car anyway, especially if I'm using Apple/Google maps, so needing to plug my phone in isn't a deal breaker, as long as that also charges the phone. When I bought my car new 3 1/2 years ago I paid $2500.00 for a "premium" stereo and navigation package. I wanted a better stereo, I already knew the factory Nav was bogus. I just didn't realize HOW bogus, nor what counts as a premium stereo to car makers today. $1000.00 for a useful, good system would have been a cheaper solution than what I did.
  15. Crzyrio macrumors 65816

    Jul 6, 2010
    I believe he was referring to the Pioneer Units :p

    But the fact that the JBL is only $400 is awesome. Looks to be on par with App Radio 4 and is cheaper.
  16. neotorque macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2016
    As a current (Alpine) CarPlay user, the people waiting for wireless are wasting their time. For 98% of drives, you want to be plugged in anyway, just for battery life reasons.

    Yes, for very short drives, it would be nice to have wifi/Bluetooth autoconnect as an option, but if you get your stereo installed by any decent place, they should be able to wire it so that the plug is right in your center console so plugging it in is as simple as inserting your key. It honestly does not put me out one bit.
  17. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    Price is right, Simple interface is right.
    No HD Radio :( I don't think I can do without HD radio... it's so crisp...
  18. oneMadRssn macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Seems OLED would be ideal for automotive applications. One of the things I hate about all these touch-screen headunits is that even at night on their dimmest setting, the backlight is still too bright and it lights up even a totally dark screen. It would be nice if it only lit up the pixels that need to be lit up.
  19. rdlink macrumors 68040


    Nov 10, 2007
    Out of the Reach of the FBI
    The background on my 7100 Pioneer is black...
  20. turtlebud, Jan 7, 2016
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2016

    turtlebud macrumors 6502a

    Jul 17, 2002
    am I the only carplay user that is underwhelmed by it? admittedly, I've only had it for a week, but I don't see what all the fuss is about. i've used it to play music via spotify, listen/send text messages, and used apple maps for navigation. i honestly don't see it as that much of an improvement over just the phone (via bluetooth). what am I missing?
  21. oneMadRssn macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2011
    Boston, MA
    It doesn't matter what color it is displaying in the background, I'm talking about backlighting (and the lack of backlighting on OLED screens). The 7100 Pioneer, and pretty much every headunit with a screen ever, uses a typical side-lit LCD screen. Meaning that even when it is displaying all-black across the entire screen, the backlight is still on and is still shining through.
  22. vertical smile macrumors 68020

    vertical smile

    Sep 23, 2014

    I few weeks ago, I was found a pretty good deal on the Pioneer AppRadio4 which has CarPlay. I found it for $364 shipped using a discount code. I was a little suspect of the deal, but when it was delivered, it was perfect.

    Many people may disagree, but I think these units are so over priced. The differences between the higher end units do not seem worth spending the extra cash on them.

    I am waiting for the wireless CarPlay for my cars. Hopefully it won't be $1k+ or I will just end up with a cheaper corded one.
  23. iPhD macrumors member


    Jun 22, 2007
    This is hilarious.

    "Mr. Cook" would not have been as effective.
  24. chrisone macrumors member

    Aug 19, 2013
    Completely agree!
  25. TheKrs1 macrumors 6502

    Apr 11, 2010

    However, none of us know of the future. If someone were to get a wireless carplay device today and the iPhone 7 included wireless charging... then it would be a perfect match. Sure you would still have to take your device out of your pocket, but if you have a wireless charging cradle then there are no cables to run or plug in/out.

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