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How Apple's CarPlay Could Shore Up the Car Stereo Industry 194

Posted by Soulskill
from the but-i-like-having-63-tiny-buttons-to-press-while-driving dept.
Velcroman1 writes: "Car stereo salesmen and installers around the country are hoping Apple's CarPlay in-car infotainment system will have a big presence in the aftermarket car stereo industry. The Nikkei Asian Review reports that Alpine is making car stereo head units for between $500 – $700 that will run the iOS-like system Apple unveiled last month, and Macrumors added Clarion to the list of CarPlay supporters. Pioneer is also getting into the game, with support said to be coming to existing car stereo models in its NEX line ($700 – $1400) via firmware update, according to Twice. Given Apple's wildly supportive fan base, its likely that a lot of aftermarket CarPlay units are about to fly off stereo shop shelves. Indeed, CarPlay coming to aftermarket stereo units could bring back what Apple indirectly stole from the industry going back as far as 2006."
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How Apple's CarPlay Could Shore Up the Car Stereo Industry

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 15, 2014 @07:48PM (#46762403)

    I recently bought a new car with the USB dongle in the glove cabinet to hook stuff directly to the car stereo. (a 2000 bucks option)

    They failed to mention it only supports apple products.

    Its time that a ISO standard arrives for cars so i can hook any device to it that supports the standard.

    So you paid $2,000 for something without bothering to do the slightest little bit of research on it.

    Yeah that's definitely a problem with the car.

  • by PPH (736903) on Tuesday April 15, 2014 @08:05PM (#46762517)

    After listening to the kids for a while, all she says is, "Don't make me pull over and come back there!"

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