Wireless CarPlay is shipping in 2017 BMWs

Julien

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Jun 30, 2007
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Unfortunately BMW is going to nickel and dime you by charging $300 for the Car Play update. Of course this is nothing in the overall price. Just a 'slap in the face' way of doing it.
 

JTravers

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Jun 28, 2010
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You need wifi in your car and an update from the car manufacturer if you want wireless Carplay in existing cars.
 

big samm

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Oct 27, 2008
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Like @ScottC7 i also have a Civic 2016 we do have wifi in the car, but i think for this feature to work the manufacturer would have to update the head unit. That might never happened, all we can do is hope.
 

JTravers

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According to Apple's requirements, the wifi in the car also has to be able to be a "base station." If the wifi is only capable of being a client, it won't work for wireless Carplay.
 

big samm

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A software update is entirely different from needing different hardware. We COULD at least pay a small fee for upgraded software.
Yes that's what i meant sorry, update the software on the head unit, not the hardware itself.
 

thelookingglass

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I can confirm this as well. Wireless CarPlay works great and I would hate to have to go back to wired. Virtually hassle-free the way BMW has it implemented. Very convenient.
 

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