Discussion in 'Lexus Lounge' started by krew, Jan 17, 2018.
Apple CarPlay Coming to Select 2019 Model Year Lexus Vehicles
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As long as it brings more customers to Lexus/Toyota. At least infotainment will not be what makes worse car better than the better car.
Better late than never!
Now that's a nice positive attitude!
Awesome! Love it!
Guess the brass at TMC got tired of hooting and hollering...glad they are finally listening to customers. My guess that it will start with the models with the younger customer bases first.
Hopefully Android Auto is next!
From what I heard, it took Toyota and Apple an unusually long time to reach a privacy agreement. Not sure how their negotiations are going with Google...
Common sense would say so, but, going by model change cycles (not to mention Avalon debuting Apple CarPlay for Toyota), it stands to reason that its fraternal twin, the old-mannish ES will be among the first if not the first Lexus to feature Apple CarPlay.
So it definitely won't be in this year's LS500s? That's disappointing.
It's a missed opportunity, for sure. Hopefully it'll show up in the new ES.
I got a feeling the absence of Android Auto has something to do with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant being fierce rivals at this point. Siri isn't really good enough when compared lol.
I hereby formally request a massive media re-review of the LS 500 once it receives Apply CarPlay.
I'm hoping for the same and crossing my fingers that they figure out how to make it backwards compatible! Current Lexus models as well as models on the Toyota side with Entune 3.0 would benefit immensely from both Apple Car play and Android Auto.
The new ES will almost definitely be the first Lexus to feature CarPlay. After that, I imagine it will be limited to any other new or updated models that are released this year and existing models with Enform 2.0 -- the 2019 LC, LS, RC and NX.
JUST MY GUESS.
"Carplay implementation will be wired..."
^^^ Seriously?? That negates a lot of my potential excitement.
Yea thats pretty lame for 2019 MY premium luxury vehicles. And does not mix well at all especially since Lexus has been brushing up on their new strategy of targeting a younger demographic.
It's worth pointing out that it was Toyota that said CarPlay would be wired. Lexus has yet to debut a vehicle with CarPlay, so it's a little early to judge.
Unfortunately that's the only way to use it now. Same goes for Android Auto.
Hope that future updates to CP will negate the USB cord, but in the meantime, it is what it is.
how many cars have wireless CarPlay?