If you’re an iPhone user who doesn’t own a car with CarPlay built in then you may want to look at picking up an aftermarket system that can offer the same functionality without having to buy a whole new car. Pioneer now has five such pieces of hardware, all of which are new, and they all look pretty impressive.
All five of the new receivers include support not only for CarPlay, but wireless CarPlay at that.
This means that unlike most options these five Pioneer receivers won’t need an iPhone to be physically connected in order to work. Using the magic of wireless connectivity, iPhones will be able to interact with each of these new bits of kit – all of which are the first to support wireless CarPlay connectivity. In fact, wireless CarPlay support is scarce throughout the market with only one Alpine receiver that we know of currently being available.
The newly added raft of wireless CarPlay receivers includes:
- AVIC-Z610BT – 6.2-inch WVGA Resistive screen, CD/DVD, navigation: $945
- AVIC-Z710DAB – 6.2-inch WVGA Resistive screen, CD/DVD, navigation, DAB+, no Android Auto: $1,012
- AVIC-Z810DAB – 7-inch WVGA Resistive screen, CD/DVD, navigation, DAB+: $1,310
- AVIC-Z910DAB – 7-inch WVGA Capacitive screen, CD/DVD, navigation, DAB+: $1,512
- AVH-Z9100BT – 7-inch WVGA Capacitive screen, CD/DVD, navigation: $1,012
All of the new receivers are nice looking pieces of kit, although they do have a mix of resistive and capacitive displays, with all carrying a disappointing 800×480 display resolution.
Beyond the hardware all of the software support will be handled via the iPhone to which the receivers are connected while Android support is also included for those of such a persuasion.
(Via: CarPlay Life)
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