1. beingbenjamin's Avatar
    According to this article at Engadget (Apple's iOS 8.3 update brings wireless CarPlay to your iPhone) Carplay can be used wirelessly now in supporting vehicles. But for third party interfaces, is this compatible? Does being able to be wireless depend on the iOS software update or the car unit hardware?
    05-22-2015 03:38 PM
  2. Bigeric23's Avatar
    It’s probably a combination of both. However, at this early stage in the game, I would have to "see" it work before I purchased anything.
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    05-22-2015 03:54 PM
  3. Disturbed_Angel's Avatar
    I would guess that the phone needs to be able to send the feed, and the head unit will need to be able to accept the feed.

    I also think that sure, on the surface this seems cool, but what is the battery drain going to be sending video through wireless to the unit? Sure, on a 10-20 min drive, it likely wont make that big of an impact, or if you are the type to work in an office, and can just plug your phone in all day at work, but for me, I drive over an hour each way, I don't even stream music over LTE with out plugging in, I deff wouldn't use wireless for the carplay feed for that long. That said, if you have a short commute, or for me, if I am already in town and just going down the street, it sounds very cool to have it work wirelessly with out plugging it in, I just wouldn't expect to be able to use it for extended periods.
    05-22-2015 05:00 PM
  4. beingbenjamin's Avatar
    So it sounds like it's a Bluetooth connection? I've got the iOS update. So I gotta make sure the unit does all that. Guess it'll just take a little research.

    And yah charging would be a must under any circumstances of running nav, music, or whatever on a long commute or trip.
    05-22-2015 09:40 PM
  5. N3wWorldOrder's Avatar
    Has anyone figured this out? Apples website says "If your car supports wireless connection to iPhone, you can use car play without plugging in." And the picture shown on their website is my exact car. I got a 2015 Honda Civic and it should connect. I just downloaded IOS 9 beta today and I see that Car Play is now in the settings. But I can't get it to communicate with my car. Anyone figured this out?
    07-09-2015 08:11 PM
  6. Peligro911's Avatar
    Has anyone figured this out? Apples website says "If your car supports wireless connection to iPhone, you can use car play without plugging in." And the picture shown on their website is my exact car. I got a 2015 Honda Civic and it should connect. I just downloaded IOS 9 beta today and I see that Car Play is now in the settings. But I can't get it to communicate with my car. Anyone figured this out?
    my guess because its beta it might not be fully working.
    07-23-2015 06:33 PM
  7. beingbenjamin's Avatar
    Waiting on that firmware update for that alleged wifi chipset in the alpine unit....
    07-27-2015 08:05 PM
  8. N3wWorldOrder's Avatar
    Well I'm pissed. Just saw an article that Honda has decided to only make CarPlay available in 2016 models. So stupid. Even though they just need to do a software update to make I happen. Honda has lied as they had numerous times said 2015. Damn!
    07-30-2015 11:26 PM
  9. bobauckland's Avatar
    Just wondering if anyone knew if the aftermarket Carplay systems work wirelessly with iOS 9 devices? There doesn't seem to be clear info on this anywhere, and I don't want to spend money on a carplay system only for it to quickly become outdated.
    Any help would be appreciated.
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    09-21-2015 05:49 PM
  10. bigdad84's Avatar
    Just wondering if anyone knew if the aftermarket Carplay systems work wirelessly with iOS 9 devices? There doesn't seem to be clear info on this anywhere, and I don't want to spend money on a carplay system only for it to quickly become outdated.
    Any help would be appreciated.
    From what I've been reading, we won't see any aftermarket wireless CarPlay head units this year (with the exception of possibly Alpine).
    09-22-2015 12:50 PM
  11. beingbenjamin's Avatar
    Word is the current Alpine ILX-007 has a wifi chipset in it and just requires activation through a firmware update.

    Wireless CarPlay is Coming for iLX-007 - Car Stereo Reviews & News + Tuning, Wiring, How to Guide's

    They are being rather silent about it. I wish iFixIt would do a tear down so we could know definitively. But I'm holding out hope. I bought the unit taking this risk.
    09-26-2015 11:43 AM
  12. bobauckland's Avatar
    Seems odd that they would undersell their product and not mention a wifi chipset.
    But it's also really annoying that Apple has been so vague about their Carplay setup and the requirements for wireless carplay.
    I've put off buying a system from March of this year and starting to get annoyed, there's just zero communication.
    09-27-2015 03:51 AM
  13. muchmaligned's Avatar
    seems like the ilx-007/700 doesn't have wireless capabilities - reports are a bit sketchy but the original units shipped with a wifi chip, it's now been removed from later ones. Suggests that Apple may have changed their plans for how wireless carplay operates and alpine had tried to pre-empt it. I asked this question of Alpine as I just bought one too and they would not comment other than to say the iLX-007 is not capable of wireless carplay. Suggested that it may become available later via some kind of USB dongle
    11-16-2015 04:08 AM
  14. muchmaligned's Avatar
    Alpine doesn't support wireless CarPlay at present. I've the iLX-700 (iLX-007) and whilst the original headsets shipped with a wifi chip, they stopped it and 2015 versions have since shipped without. It appears that Alpine may have tried to pre-empt how WCP would work and Apple changed their implementation. I asked Alpine what their plans were and they said it definitely doesn't work now, may be supported in the future with a USB dongle :|

    (apologies if this post appears twice, I replied and the forum seemed to swallow it)
    11-16-2015 04:22 AM
  15. jorbjorb's Avatar
    I have a 2016 jetta and wireless carplay does not work. (yet)
    02-05-2016 02:16 PM
  16. earthpilot's Avatar
    I have a 2016 jetta and wireless carplay does not work. (yet)
    The North American VW NAV head units might have the ability to do wifi but it's not enabled. And I don't see VW updating the firmware to allow it to happen.
    11-04-2016 04:57 PM

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