Apple Shares Master List of CarPlay Vehicles Available Worldwide

Apple has published an official master list of CarPlay vehicles available in the U.S. and other countries. The list contains over 100 new 2016 and 2017 models from 21 auto manufacturers, including Audi, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Citroën, DS Automobiles, Ferrari, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Opel, Porsche, Peugeot, Seat, Škoda, Suzuki, Volkswagen and Volvo.

CarPlay provides hands-free or eyes-free access to Maps, Phone, Messages, Music, Podcasts and third-party apps including Spotify, Rdio, iHeartRadio, CBS Radio and MLB At Bat. The platform uses Siri and interfaces with your vehicle’s knobs, dials and buttons for safer access to common iPhone features. The software is compatible with iPhone 5 or later running iOS 8 or above.

Apple CarPlay Vehicles

Audi

2017 Q7

2017 A4

Buick

2016 LaCrosse

2016 Regal

Cadillac

2016 ATS

2016 ATS Coupe

2016 ATS-V

2016 ELR

2016 CTS

2016 CTS-V

2016 XTS

2016 Escalade

2016 Escalade ESV

2016 CT6

Chevrolet

2016 Spark

2016 Cruze

2016 Malibu

2016 Camaro

2016 Camaro Convertible

2016 Silverado

2016 Silverado HD

2016 Impala

2016 Volt

2016 Corvette

2016 Corvette Convertible

2016 Colorado

2016 Tahoe

2016 Suburban

Citroën

2016 C3

2016 C4

2016 C5

2016 Berlingo Multispace

DS Automobiles

2016 DS 3

2016 DS 3 Cabrio

2016 DS 4

2016 DS 5

Ferrari

2016 California T

2016 488 Spider

2016 488 GTB

2016 F12 Berlinetta

2016 F12 tdf

2016 FF

Ford

2017 Ford Escape

GMC

2016 Canyon

2016 Yukon

2016 Yukon XL

2016 Sierra

Honda

2016 Accord

2016 Civic

2017 NSX

Hyundai

2016 Sonata

2017 Elantra

Mercedes

2016 A-Class

2016 B-Class

2016 GLE-Class

2016 CLA-Class

2016 CLS-Class

2016 E-Class Coupe

2016 E-Class Cabriolet

2016 GLA-Class

Mitsubishi

2016 Pajero

2017 Mirage

Opel

2016 Adam

2016 KARL

2016 Corsa

2016 Astra

2016 Insignia

Porsche

2016 911

2017 Macan

Peugeot

2016 208

2016 Partner Teepe

Seat

2016 Ibiza

2016 Leon

2016 Toledo

2016 Alhambra

Škoda

2016 Superb

2016 Fabia

2016 Rapid

2016 Octavia

2016 Yeti

Suzuki

2016 Baleno

2016 Vitara

2016 SX4 S-CROSS

2016 Ciaz

Volkswagen

2016 Jetta

2016 Passat

2016 CC

2016 Beetle

2016 Beetle Cabrio

2016 Golf

2016 GTI

2016 Golf R

2016 e-Golf

2016 Tiguan

2016 Golf SportWagen

2016 Fox

2016 Polo

2016 Scirocco

2016 Sharan

2016 Spacefox

2016 Touran

2016 Lamando

Volvo

2016 XC90

2017 S90

Starting with iOS 9.3, CarPlay will support the New and For You sections in Apple Music along with a Nearby feature in Maps for discovering the best local restaurants, coffee shops and more.

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2016 U.S. CarPlay Vehicles: Chevrolet, Honda, Volkswagen and More

Most carmakers in the U.S. are now clearing out 2015 models to make way for new 2016 vehicles, a growing number of which feature CarPlay for the first time since Apple introduced the software platform at WWDC in 2013.

Apple’s in-dash software provides hands-free or eyes-free access to Maps, Phone, Messages, Music, Podcasts and third-party apps including Spotify, Rdio, iHeartRadio, CBS Radio and MLB At Bat.

Volkswagen is one of twelve automakers supporting CarPlay on 2016 U.S. vehicles

CarPlay will be available in a wide range of 2016 vehicles from Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Honda, Volkswagen and other carmakers – many are available now, and others will launch in the coming weeks. The feature is standard for most U.S. models listed, but some carmakers have made the feature an upgrade by itself or as part of an entertainment package.

2016 U.S. CarPlay Vehicles

Buick

– 2016 LaCrosse

– 2016 Regal

Cadillac

– 2016 ATS

– 2016 ATS Coupe

– 2016 ATS-V

– 2016 ATS-V Coupe

– 2016 CT6

– 2016 CTS

– 2016 ELR Coupe

– 2016 Escalade/ESV

– 2016 XTS

Chevrolet

– 2016 Camaro

– 2016 Camaro Convertible

– 2016 Colorado

– 2016 Corvette Z06

– 2016 Corvette Stingray

– 2016 Cruze

– 2016 Impala

– 2016 Malibu

– 2016 Silverado 1500

– 2016 Silverado 2500HD

– 2016 Silverado 3500HD

– 2016 Suburban

– 2016 Tahoe

– 2016 Volt

Ferrari

– 2016 Ferrari California T

– 2016 Ferrari FF

GMC

– 2016 Canyon

– 2016 Sierra 1500

– 2016 Sierra 2500HD

– 2016 Sierra 3500HD

– 2016 Yukon

– 2016 Yukon XL

– 2016 Sierra and Yukon Denalis

Honda

– 2016 Accord (EX, EX-L and Touring)

– 2016 Accord Coupe (EX, EX-L and Touring)

– 2016 Civic (EX, EX-T, EX-L and Touring)

Hyundai

– 2016 Sonata (Later Availability)

Kia

– 2016 Optima (Later Availability)

Mitsubishi

– 2017 Mirage (Launches Spring 2016)

Porsche

– 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera (Launches 2016)

– 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera S (Launches 2016)

Volkswagen

– 2016 Beetle (Excluding S)

– 2016 CC

– 2016 e-Golf

– 2016 Golf (Excluding TSI Coupe)

– 2016 Golf GTI

– 2016 Golf R

– 2016 Golf SportWagen

– 2016 Jetta (Excluding S)

– 2016 Passat (Excluding S)

– 2016 Tiguan (Excluding S)

Volvo

– 2016 XC90

Other Carmakers

Apple lists several other CarPlay partners on its website, but some remain committed to their own infotainment systems in current U.S. vehicles. Select carmakers have disclosed their plans to support CarPlay in the future.

Acura has not announced CarPlay support, but its parent company Honda has launched CarPlay in the 2016 Accord and 2016 Civic. Given that Acura is Honda’s luxury brand, its vehicles should eventually support CarPlay.

– Fiat Chrysler Automobiles brands, including Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, RAM and Abarth, will not support CarPlay in 2016 models, and the auto group has not announced future plans. Ferrari is the sole exclusion.

Audi‘s website says CarPlay will be „available on some all-new Audi models arriving in U.S. showrooms by 2016,“ possibly including the 2017 Audi A4 in late 2016. Select Audi models in Europe already feature CarPlay.

BMW confirmed in a November 2015 earnings call that it remains committed to supporting CarPlay on future models, but did not specify a model year – the 2017 model year or later is probable.

Ford, like Chrysler, is another „Big Three“ U.S. automaker that does not appear it will support CarPlay on 2016 models, including its luxury brand Lincoln, but the company has suggested its SYNC 3 platform could eventually work with CarPlay.

Jaguar, Land Rover, Mazda and Subaru have not announced CarPlay support for their 2016 vehicle lineups.

Nissan has plans to support CarPlay for its 2016 vehicle lineup, but the 2016 Altima will not be one of those vehicles and support for other upcoming models remains unclear. It has not announced plans for 2016.

Mercedes-Benz has demoed CarPlay in its 2015 C-Class sedan in 2015, and the 2016 A-Class supports Apple’s in-dash system, but the A-Class is not sold in the U.S. It appears increasingly likely that Mercedes-Benz will not adopt CarPlay in the U.S. until the 2017 model year or later.

Toyota appears to have put its CarPlay commitment on hold for now. The world’s largest automaker instead reached a partnership with Telenav in July 2015 to use its Scout GPS Link technology for its in-dash systems.

Aftermarket Systems

Alpine, Kenwood and Pioneer each sell aftermarket CarPlay systems for installation in vehicles that do not come standard with the feature. The aftermarket systems generally retail for between $600 and $1,400 depending on the model, and can usually be retrofitted into older vehicles for relatively minimal costs.

Pioneer’s NEX systems are available at various resellers across the U.S., ranging in price between $700 and $1,400 depending on the model. Kenwood’s DDX9702S and Excelon DDX9902S retail for $900 to $950 each and allow seamless switching between CarPlay and Android Auto. Alpine’s system sells for as low as $600.

CarPlay is compatible with the iPhone 5 or later running iOS 8 or newer.

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Lawsuit by Apple Retail Employees Over Off-the-Clock Bag Searches Dismissed

U.S. District Judge William Alsup today dismissed a lawsuit against Apple that had been brought by several retail employees over Apple’s policy of conducting required security searches of personal bags without compensation after workers had clocked out for meal breaks or at the end of their shifts, reports Bloomberg. The class action lawsuit covered thousands of employees at Apple’s California retail stores.

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The ruling by a San Francisco federal judge Saturday releases the company from having to compensate as many [as] 12,400 former and current employees from 52 stores throughout the state a few dollars a day for time spent over a six-year period having their bags and Apple devices searched at meal breaks and after their shifts. A law professor who reviewed filings in the case estimated Apple could have been be on the hook for as much as $60 million, plus penalties.

In his ruling, Alsup noted that employees could have avoided the searches, as some employees did, by not bringing personal bags to work. The lawsuit had been restricted to California as the U.S. Supreme Court had previously ruled workers are not entitled to compensation for time spent in post-shift bag searches under federal law.

An attorney for the plaintiffs in the case reports they are weighing their potential next steps, which could include an appeal of Alsup’s ruling.

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Former NBA player uses all 5 fingers to palm Apple products

Former NBA player Rex Chapman pleaded guilty to four counts of felony theft this week. He was arrested for not only stealing over $15,000 worth of Apple gear from the store in Scottsdale, Arizona, but also for selling it at local pawn shops. Chapman allegedly pretended to use the Apple Store’s self-checkout system, leaving without […]

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