Apple Says iOS 13 to Bring 'Biggest Update to CarPlay Yet'

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As part of its iOS 13 unveiling today at WWDC, Apple announced what it called "the biggest update to CarPlay yet."


The new version of ‌CarPlay‌ will feature a new interactive dashboard to view music, maps and more in a single view. It also includes a new, more advanced in-vehicle version of Apple Maps.

The Calendar and Music apps have also been redesigned to improve the user experience, while Siri will be able to deliver directions and music from third-party apps like Pandora and Waze.

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17 months ago

Probably a silly question - but will CarPlay need to be updated on my car as well as the phone? Or will it only be for new builds?

Just update your iPhone to iOS 13 and you are all set
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17 months ago

Interesting. So the CarPlay-enabled cars don't ever get firmware or software (updates)?

They can get those from the manufacturer, but those would essentially be separate/different from CarPlay itself that comes from and gets updated via iOS.
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17 months ago
I’m downloading the beta just for this!
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17 months ago

I’m downloading the beta just for this!

Why? 3rd Party apps won't support it until the official launch in September.
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17 months ago

Probably a silly question - but will CarPlay need to be updated on my car as well as the phone? Or will it only be for new builds?

Your car has some software installed to be CarPlay compatible, but the updates and actual CarPlay software is in iOS. All you have to do to update CarPlay is use the latest iOS on your connected device.
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17 months ago
most importantly is homekit notification - until now i couldn't open my garage through carplay
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