Recently, Apple unveiled the newest iteration of the iphone family, the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max. Alongside this is the release of the Apple Watch Series 5. This means new features for iOS 13 one of which is the update of the Maps app to include realistic details of roads, beaches, buildings and more. Another update of the new iphone and iOS is Siri which will give you a more natural voice, intelligence and SiriKit for Audio which allows more versatility on playing music, audiobooks and radio.
More importantly, the new iOS has a more robust Carplay integration. The main dashboard has been redesigned to give you a single place to keep track of maps, audio controls and Siri suggestions. It has been refreshed to reflect a modern look for your modern car. If you are always on the go with busy schedules, the new calendar app has been redesigned to give you a quicker view of your day while driving. Another cool feature is the Apple Music app update that makes it even easier to discover new music and old favorites. iOS 13 now supports the newer AVRCP 1.6 standard that lets you view album art of your favorite artists on your stereo screen.
On the other hand, the new Apple Watch 5 provides the ability to alert you if the decibels rise to a level that can impact your hearing. This means that you can now measure decibels of your subwoofer and speaker setups using your Apple Watch. Likewise, you can still control your music using the audio controls from your watch and skip to your favorite songs as you drive. Lastly, your Apple Watch has the ability to tell which direction you are headed with the new compass app that also tells you ground elevation.
Onlinecarstereo has Apple Carplay compatible head units in its catalog from premium to affordable brands. These are as follows:
Kenwood Excelon DDX9906XR - This is one of Kenwood’s bestsellers. It has a 6.8” touchscreen with bluetooth and DVD player. It supports both wired and wireless Apple Carplay and has Digital AM / FM capability.
Alpine X308U - One of Alpine’s premium products that has 8” of screen size. It also sports an embedded Navigation with 3D and 2D mapping as well as compatible with iDatalink® Maestro® Module to integrate vehicle settings in your receiver.
Alpine iLX-F259 - Another Alpine premium product but more affordable. It sports a 9” touchscreen and can stream music from your iphone either through bluetooth or Apple Carplay. It’s single DIN chassis will allow it to fit any vehicle old or new.
JVC KW-V950BW - Also from Kenwood company but different design and feel. It has a 6.8” screen and is one of the affordable receivers that can do wireless Apple Carplay and compatible with iDatalink Maestro as well.
Pioneer DMH-C5500NEX - is Pioneer’s take on the Apple Carplay bandwagon. An 8” touchscreen was provided with this unit giving you a large screen real estate. This premium Pioneer unit is also SiriusXM ready and compatible with iDataLink® Maestro as well.
Sony XAV-AX1000 - From Sony is this unit that has 6.2” clear resistive touch screen and SiriusXM ready. It has bluetooth compatibility and can also play music from your USB stick. This is one of the most affordable units with Apple Carplay out there.
Alpine iLX-W650 - Alpine’s answer to affordable Apple Carplay compatibility. It has 7” screen size with bluetooth and SiriusXM. The unit also has a slim chassis making it compatible to any vehicle dashboard.
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