CarPlay Wiresss CarPlay aftermarket head units

Discussion in 'HomeKit, HomePod, CarPlay, Home & Auto Technology' started by JoeTomasone, Sep 24, 2018.

  1. JoeTomasone macrumors 6502a

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    Has anyone picked up an aftermarket car stereo with wireless CarPlay? What's your brief review of the unit specifically and wireless CarPlay generally?

    Thanks!
     
  2. MacWorks916 macrumors member

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    I've had the Alpine iLX-107 for about a year and love it. The wireless works great.
     
  3. JoeTomasone thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I wound up upgrading my Pioneer to the AVH-W4400NEX the other day. Obviously I haven’t had time to fully vet this, but I seem to have an issue where the XS Max disconnects from the head unit’s WiFi, thereby dropping CarPlay.
     
  4. bbednarz macrumors 6502

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    I had a wired Pioneer CarPlay unit that always seemed to have issues maintaining the connection when I would first start up the car. It was basically 50/50 if I would need to unplug and replug in the phone. Add into that the screen de-lamination that mine suffered from and I have a pretty sour taste about Pioneer radios. I grabbed the Alpine ilx-107 a few weeks ago and couldnt be happier. Wireless CarPlay picks up every time without issue.
     

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