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Pioneer Apple CarPlay

Let me guess…you just bought a new car, right before you discovered that Apple CarPlay is a thing. Or maybe you just don’t want one of the cars that will support CarPlay. No worries, because Pioneer has your back. Get a Pioneer in-dash car multimedia system, wait for the firmware update due this summer, and there you go: Apple CarPlay.

Pioneer Corp. announced this week that they’ll have one of the first aftermarket in-dash car multimedia systems to provide Apple CarPlay compatibility. If you’ve already gone one of their five 2014 NEX in-dash multimedia receivers, you’re set. If not, you have time to buy one before the firmware update drops this summer.

Utilizing large, in-dash Pioneer LCD displays, CarPlay featuring Siri® voice control, gives iPhone users the features while allowing them to stay focused on the road. With CarPlay, consumers with iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c and iPhone 5 can use Siri to make and receive calls, compose and respond to text messages, use Apple Maps for navigation and listen to their music, podcasts and iTunes RadioSM. For more information about CarPlay, visit www.apple.com/ios/carplay.

In addition to a host of on-board navigation and embedded entertainment options, Pioneer’s 2014 in-dash multimedia systems boast a more advanced and responsive user interface than previous Pioneer in-dash receivers as well as many sound quality, convenience and safety enhancements.

The five NEX in-dash multimedia receivers that will be CarPlay compatible are the:

  • AVIC-8000NEX ($1400 SRP)
  • AVIC-7000NEX ($1200 SRP)
  • AVIC-6000NEX ($900 SRP)
  • AVIC-5000NEX ($750 SRP)
  • AVH-4000NEX ($700 SRP)

All models are currently available at authorized Pioneer Car Electronics dealers nationwide, including Best Buy, Crutchfield and Car Toys.

For more information regarding CarPlay compatible product, visit www.pioneer-carglobal.com/CarPlay.

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