Infiniti Announces Complimentary Wireless CarPlay Upgrade for Most 2020 and Newer Vehicles

Infiniti today announced that most of its 2020 and newer vehicles are now eligible for a complimentary upgrade to wireless CarPlay in the United States.

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The free software update is available for 2020 and 2021 models of the Q50, Q60, QX50, and QX80 from now until March 31, 2022, according to Infiniti. Owners of these vehicles can schedule an appointment at an Infiniti dealership to have the update completed.

Infiniti is also offering wireless CarPlay in 2022 models of the Q50, Q60, QX55, QX60, and QX80.

Infiniti, the luxury brand of Japanese automaker Nissan, was a late adopter of CarPlay. MacRumors editor-in-chief Eric Slivka reviewed wired CarPlay in the 2020 QX50 last year and the vehicle is now eligible for the complimentary wireless CarPlay upgrade.

Wireless CarPlay works over Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, allowing for an iPhone to be connected to the infotainment system without a Lightning cable. Infiniti joins a long list of automakers that have started adopting wireless CarPlay, including Hyundai, Honda, Acura, Ford, GM, Chrysler, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Volkswagen, and others.

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Top Rated Comments

tooloud10 Avatar
4 days ago at 07:51 am
It's borderline ridiculous that wireless CarPlay wasn't the standard from Day One. I mean, it's not like they were waiting for an amazing breakthrough in Bluetooth and wifi connectivity to make this possible.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
M5RahuL Avatar
4 days ago at 08:34 am
"Infiniti, the luxury brand of Japanese automaker Nissan, was a late adopter of CarPlay."

Lexus - hold my beer!
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
keco185 Avatar
4 days ago at 07:59 am
The fact that most cars still need to be taken to a dealership for small software updates is ridiculous
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Blackstick Avatar
4 days ago at 08:03 am
Meanwhile Audi would tell me, "you're welcome to buy our Prestige trim next time for an additional $6000 if you prefer wireless CarPlay."
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sammy in SoCal Avatar
4 days ago at 07:52 am
Isn’t Infiniti going bankrupt? Their sales are tanking
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gsmornot Avatar
4 days ago at 08:11 am

Meanwhile Audi would tell me, "you're welcome to buy our Prestige trim next time for an additional $6000 if you prefer wireless CarPlay."
We have an Audi with Prestige and in 2018 cooled seats were still an option we could not get. I think because of the brown leather but dang.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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