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Pioneer Demos Latest CarPlay-Enabled Aftermarket Receiver at Paris Auto Show

Earlier today, Pioneer kicked off the Paris Motor Show with the announcement it was making CarPlay available to select existing car audio receivers. The manufacturer also was present at the event showcasing CarPlay on its just-announced AppRadio 4 smartphone receiver in an exhibit that was recorded by French blog Mac4Ever.

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At a suggested retail price of $600, the new AppRadio 4 (SPH-DA120) is positioned as the lowest-cost CarPlay system from Pioneer and ships with built-in support for CarPlay and Siri Eyes Free to provide on-dash and hands-free navigation, messaging and more. The AppRadio 4 CarPlay demo is only a minute long, but it shows decent responsiveness of the Apple-driven interface on the receiver's touchscreen display.


Pioneer is among the first car audio manufacturers to add CarPlay support to aftermarket car receivers, allowing users to install the Apple technology into their existing cars. CarPlay also will debut in new automobile models from a variety of automobile makers such as Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, BMW, Ford, Hyundai, GM, Honda and others.

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60 months ago
I don't see the point of that particular model shown. My iphone 6 plus screen is seems bigger than that and is mounted to my dash right next to my radio. I can just do all of that on the phone, what's the point of the screen mirroring?
Rating: 13 Votes
60 months ago
Seems laggy. I'll stick with a dash mounted phone.
Rating: 11 Votes
60 months ago
iOS 8

It's not like the iPhone 6's and 6 Plus's will be able to pair with it right now anyway. :D
Rating: 8 Votes
60 months ago

I don't see the point of that particular model shown. My iphone 6 plus screen is seems bigger than that and is mounted to my dash right next to my radio. I can just do all of that on the phone, what's the point of the screen mirroring?


Where did you get your special iPhone Plus >7" model?
You best buddies with Jony or something?
Rating: 7 Votes
60 months ago

I don't see the point of that particular model shown. My iphone 6 plus screen is seems bigger than that and is mounted to my dash right next to my radio. I can just do all of that on the phone, what's the point of the screen mirroring?


The interface is different from your phone. All the tap targets are made to be larger and easier to touch which is more important in a car.
Rating: 6 Votes
60 months ago
LMAO at the $600 price tag.
Sorry pioneer, but no.
Rating: 5 Votes
60 months ago
So this might be off topic but I'm really digging this whole connectivity thing. The other day I got a phone call and my iPhone was at the other end of the room. I was really lazy but sure enough simultaneously the call showed up on my Mac as well. (Yosemite Beta)

I know this is an advertised feature, but it just worked and was fantastic.
Rating: 3 Votes
60 months ago

Carplay, continuity and handoff in ios 8, it is the ultimate iOS experience ever.
Great job Apple!!


Hi Phil.
Rating: 3 Votes
60 months ago

The interface is different from your phone. All the tap targets are made to be larger and easier to touch which is more important in a car.


There should be an option in iOS to temporarily change the layout of the phone interface to be more "car friendly".
Rating: 2 Votes
60 months ago

I really like the "hey siri" function in iOS 8. I store my phone in my glovebox/cup holder box and it charges there. When I need to send a text, i'll just lift the cover with one hand (so I can remain driving and eyes on the road) and ask away.


I am not trying to stir the pot, but siri has a long way to go before "hey siri" is reliable. I find myself looking at my phone more to verify the mistakes.
Rating: 2 Votes

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