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    Apple Car Play?

    Does the second Gen R8 come with Apple car play? If so how's everyone's experience with it being in the instrument panel?

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    On my 2017 Gen 2 Plus I had to activate the Smart Phone feature which allows for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto because it was not included or offered for the 2017 Gen 2 Plus however, the 2018 Gen 2 Plus has it already activated as built.

    Having shared this; it is novel and I use it periodically but the fact that it requires the iPhone be plugged makes it IMO a bit inconvenient.

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    CarPlay was not available for the 2017 model year. It is available for the 2018 year. CarPlay is overrated in my view. Although I read recently that Apple was going to allow apps from other competitors (such as Waze) to work with CarPlay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicoff View Post
    CarPlay was not available for the 2017 model year. It is available for the 2018 year. CarPlay is overrated in my view. Although I read recently that Apple was going to allow apps from other competitors (such as Waze) to work with CarPlay.
    You are correct; as I stated l, it was not offered or included with the 2017 Gen 2 R8 within the USA and yet the feature can be retrofit.

    As for whether it is over rated or not; this IMO is subjective. I rarely use it and yet my son does all the time.

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    Re: Apple Car Play?

    This is what it looks like in my r8. iPhone does have to be plugged in at all time. I use it occasionally. It’s nifty. I don’t use it as much in my other cars tho.




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    Re: Apple Car Play?

    Yeah looks a bit crap in our cars TBH.
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    Re: Apple Car Play?

    Only works on iphones. Ipads dont work. I only have an ipad. Go figure.

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    Re: Apple Car Play?

    Thanks for the pics! Looks awesome!

    I have it on my JL wrangler and really like it! Was hoping it came on the 17’s as well.
    How can it be retrofit? Dealer update?

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    Re: Apple Car Play?

    Text to speech is nice for answering text messages in the car and the podcast app is nice. However, Apple Maps has screwed me one too many times to be trusted.

    @Shadowman, how did you retrofit on 2017s?
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    Re: Apple Car Play?

    Quote Originally Posted by DigitalNav View Post
    Yeah looks a bit crap in our cars TBH.
    It’s the same ui. Unless you have a touch screen, this is one of the easier ones to use. Our S is very cumbersome to use.


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