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 65816

    Nov 14, 2012
    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.

  2. TMacGuy macrumors member

    Apr 3, 2015
    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

    Jun 19, 2010
    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

    Jul 24, 2011
    Wireless carplay was only a part of the betas, it didnt get an official release.
  5. Got Haggis? macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2010
    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

    Jul 12, 2012
    Looking for the same thing! With iOS9 bringing Wireless CarPlay, hopefully someone will launch an aftermarket unit soon

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