Auto Do any aftermarket radios support wireless car play now?

Discussion in 'HomeKit, HomePod, CarPlay, Home & Auto Technology' started by BrettDS, Apr 22, 2015.

  1. BrettDS macrumors 6502a

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    A few months ago I spent some time looking at aftermarket car play radios and eventually decided to pass. There were a few downsides, but the big dealbreaker for me was that at that time, at least, car play was wired only.

    Now iOS 8.3 supports wireless car play, but I didn't know if it would just work with any existing car play radio or if it might require additional hardware that not every radio has.

    If I can find an aftermarket unit that supports wireless carplay then it might be time to reconsider it.

    Thanks,
    Brett
     
  2. TMacGuy macrumors member

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    At one point we had a rental from the insurance company that had CarPlay.

    We never got the chance to use it. Why? Because I never carry a cord now that I have my 6 Plus. It lasts all day without issue. I really did want to try it but never remembered a cord.

    Wireless CarPlay is how it should have been from the start.

    So you're right on OP. Would be good to know if any aftermarket units support it. Hopefully they do. I would invest in one if this was the case.
     
  3. Got Haggis? macrumors member

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    came here looking for the same answer. I will totally buy an aftermarket unit that supports wireless carplay. After googling around, there was some speculation that the Alpine ILX-007 may have it, but was disabled until Apple updated iOS with support. I haven't seen any reports now that 8.3 is out though.
     
  4. Itsedstech macrumors 6502a

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    Wireless carplay was only a part of the betas, it didnt get an official release.
     
  5. Got Haggis? macrumors member

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    yep, just saw that. someone sent an email to Alpine and they responded with a link to the update notes that show no wireless carplay. So it does seem like the Alpine unit may support it once it releases.
     
  6. lombax54 macrumors member

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    Looking for the same thing! With iOS9 bringing Wireless CarPlay, hopefully someone will launch an aftermarket unit soon
     

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