Apple Introduces 9 New CarPlay Partners, Including Dodge, Mazda and more

Apple Introduced CarPlay feature in iOS 7.1 and for those who don't know CarPlay, It is a smarter, safer way to use your iPhone in the car. CarPlay takes the things you want to do with your iPhone while driving and put them on your car's built-in screen. Today Apple has just announced that 9 new cars will support CarPlay feature.

A couple of hours ago Apple introduced 9 new CarPlay partners, including Dodge, Mazda Fiat, Jeep, Audi, Abarth, Alfa Romeo and more.

These car manufacturers have committed to integrating CarPlay into their vehicles in the future, meaning that Apple now has 29 total CarPlay partners.

Apple says that CarPlay should begin to appear in vehicles from Honda, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo and Ferrari later this year, with additional car manufacturers following up next year and beyond. Aftermarket stereo systems with built-in CarPlay functionality will also be available from Alpine and Pioneer, although no timeframe is provided.…
CarPlay will also support a myriad of third-party apps, including Podcasts, Beats Music, iHeartRadio, MLB At Bat, Spotify and Stitcher. These apps can be controlled by voice or by using in-car knobs and controls. The feature is all about extending iOS to the car, an effort that Google is looking to mimic with its recently announced Android Auto platform.

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