Apple Set to Release CarPlay for iOS Later This Year [Report]


Apple updated its website today with the lineup of its CarPlay partners and removing mention of 2014 availability, fuelling rumours that the feature may have been delayed for release. However, Cult of Mac is reporting that “that there was no hidden reason behind the site change this morning” and that CarPlay is still on track for release by the end of this year.

“Sources at Apple have informed us that the speculation that “Apple is no longer promising CarPlay support from any auto manufacturer this year as it has done since its debut in March,” is far off and inaccurate. CarPlay has been supported since iOS 7.1 and many manufacturers are still on track to roll out CarPlay integration this year.”

Turns out the unnamed Apple sources have actually clarified 9to5Mac’s reporting on the matter from earlier today. In fact, manufacturers like Ferrari has already added CarPlay to many of its vehicles on the road, while Hyundai has announced they’re still on track for a 2014 CarPlay release as well.

Meanwhile, both Pioneer and Alpine have also announced the first aftermarket CarPlay enabled in-dash car multimedia players, which will be available as early as this spring.