Google Maps and Waze Coming to CarPlay in iOS 12

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001


    Beginning this fall with iOS 12, Apple will allow navigation apps to work with CarPlay, including both Google Maps and Waze.

    The change was announced at WWDC, and -- for consumers -- could be one of the most immediately useful announcements made during the entire keynote.

    Since CarPlay was first introduced a few years ago, Apple has prevented all navigation apps not named Apple Maps from working with CarPlay. This means that anyone who wanted to use an alternative app like Google Maps, Waze, or TomTom was forced to use a phone mount instead of the otherwise very useful CarPlay.

    Apple didn't actually say when (or even if) Google Maps and Waze would be available with CarPlay, but MacRumors has reached out to Google and will update if we hear back.

    Article Link: Google Maps and Waze Coming to CarPlay in iOS 12
  2. MrZippyUK macrumors member

    Apr 18, 2016
    Finally, hope this means TomTom too.
  3. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    This is huge. I’m Actually surprised Apple is making this change. And now it allows for more diversity like Google Maps, which has its advantages over Apple Maps.
  4. dan5.5 macrumors 6502

    Oct 26, 2008
  5. Boyd01 macrumors 68040


    Feb 21, 2012
    New Jersey Pine Barrens
    Anxious to hear more about this. My new VW has CarPlay. Used it on the way home from the dealer and have not tried it again since then. Third party apps would definitely be a reason to revisit CarPlay.
  6. ikir macrumors 65816


    Sep 26, 2007
  7. budselectjr macrumors 6502a

    Oct 6, 2009
    I wonder if Apple got a data sharing deal or something
  8. troy14 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 25, 2008
    Las Vegas (Summerlin), NV
    Similar experience with my Jeep. I upgraded from a 2015 to 2018 with CarPlay a big part of that decision - used it once or twice and realized how terrible it was... can’t wait!
  9. Mobster1983 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 8, 2011
    Damit. Now they are going to tempt me into upgrading the system on my car. I hate you Apple. Always making me spend money...
  10. djs71a macrumors member

    Oct 9, 2015
  11. aardwolf macrumors 6502

    May 30, 2007
    Now, we've just got to convince Google to update the Maps app and the Waze app to support CarPlay. Wonder how long that will take?

    In my dream world, I'll install the dev beta today and it will magically work on my way home.
  12. ckhris1613 macrumors regular

    Mar 5, 2009
    Wasnt expecting this!
    Hope its better than the Ford version Waze with iPhones.
    Google too, man this is great.
  13. dmk1974 macrumors 68020


    Sep 16, 2008
    Finally! Now maybe I'll think about using CarPlay again in the car I bought last year. Google maps is the deal-maker.
  14. mj1108 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 7, 2007
    THIS has been why I haven’t purchased a CarPlay head unit yet. Now it’s time to start shopping I think!l
  15. MadDane macrumors 6502a

    Apr 5, 2015
    I had two gripes with CarPlay. Being unable to search for music with Spotify and not being able to use Google Maps. Now one of them is coming. This is the biggest news from WWDC for me :D I use CarPlay almost daily.
  16. Cristim74 macrumors member


    Aug 27, 2016
    Bucharest, Romania
    Wow!!! I never thought this will happen so soon! Apple still surprises me.
  17. jackietreeh0rn macrumors member

    Apr 13, 2018
    Holy smokes. Wasn't expecting this to happen. Such a pleasant surprise this.
  18. Felix01 macrumors regular

    Oct 22, 2008
    Doesn't this require CarPlay 2? Which I assume means the car manufacturers will have to push out an upgrade. Wonder how long that will take?
  19. abbstrack macrumors regular

    Nov 21, 2008
    Sadly this news comes too late for us fans of Navigon which is now at end of life. Perhaps Garmin would have ultimately decided to kill it anyway, but I’m a firm believer that Carplay stood in the way of Navigon continuing to thrive.
  20. Wide opeN macrumors 6502a

    Wide opeN

    Aug 27, 2010
    Waze is THE BEST I'm coming up on my 6th year of usage. It's as necessary as the phone itself for commuting.
  21. rafark macrumors 6502a


    Sep 1, 2017
    Get ready for "CarPlay updates available to new cars only"
  22. tennisproha macrumors 65816

    Jun 24, 2011
    This is good that they're allowing competition but I really wish they'd improve Apple maps. Foundationally I really think Apple Maps has a lot going for it. Flyover is much more useful than street view. And there navigation interface is quite good. Just need better data and a few other tweaks.
  23. JulesK macrumors 6502

    Dec 17, 2002
    I couldn't find any immediate references to CarPlay 2, so I hope that is not correct. If new hardware on the auto side is required to use these 3rd-party navigation apps (and I can't why that would be the case), I'll be extremely upset. On the other hand, would look for an excuse to upgrade my phone...
  24. halfapie macrumors member

    Oct 19, 2005
    YES! I'm going to buy a CarPlay unit RIGHT NOW.
  25. Felix01 macrumors regular

    Oct 22, 2008

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