The infotainment system is updated all the time - how old is your IS? The version in the new LS500 is substantially improved from even 3 years ago.
What's frustrating is that Lexus had standardized on a touch screen waaaay back in the early 2000s, but it was a crappy slow-responding touch screen (as a lot of them were pre-iPhone) so they started trying out all the weird controllers around 2007 or so. If they'd stayed with the touch screen and sourced a better one I think everyone would have a lot fewer complaints.
Agreed. There is no sense in fighting the current. Everyone is looking for a Android or apple like platform that integrates well with personal and home days devices seamlessly. I love Lexus but not until they change this will a purchase another one...
Man, those old touchscreens were something else -- brutal in the delay between action and reaction.
So you think 2019 model of Lexus LS500 will be equipped with Apple Carplay ?Man, those old touchscreens were something else -- brutal in the delay between action and reaction.
Starting with the new ES, Lexus will start rolling out Apple CarPlay to all its models -- might take a while for it to reach the IS, but it's coming.
So you think 2019 model of Lexus LS500 will be equipped with Apple Carplay ?
Car play will be on the 19 ES, UX, RC, NX, LS and LC. We will start seeing them in September or October
I really love Lexus but I won't buy another one until they update the infotainment system... It's really inconvenient and more of a distraction than it's worth. I keep an Android tablet in my IS for that reason.
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