Extra Details on CarPlay

Following up from yesterday’s news, here’s a video of the CarPlay interface in action. Also a couple of extra features that weren’t in the original press release:

  • It does rely on a wired Lightning-cable connection, not wireless
  • The hardware of the screen is not provided by Apple, only the software (shades of the Motorola ROKR, perhaps?)
  • The full list of other apps you can use is as follows: Podcasts, Beats Radio, iHeartRadio, Spotify & Stitcher
  • CarPlay models in 2014 include: Ferrari, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo
  • Other ‘committed partners’ with CarPlay plans in mind for future models include: BMW, Chevrolet, Ford, Kia, Land Rover, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Opel, Pegueot, Subaru, Suzuki and Toyota

Apple have also updated their site with a very nice looking section on CarPlay.