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  • CarPlay gets first major overhaul since release with iOS 13

    What the heck car is that with the giant freaking screen?
    Looks like a Mercedes Benz (E Class?).  Nothing huge - a lot of modern cars have 12.3" infotainment screens these days.  BMW, Mercedes, Audi, apparently Lexus (someone mentioned above), etc.  I've had large screens in all my BMW cars for well over 7 years now... so these are definitely not new or unique in size anymore.

    The current gen CarPlay (iOS 12 and below) has always felt so unpolished and unfinished, to me...  You have these large screens, but CarPlay would only use half the screen, leaving big black blob to the right.  Thankfully, BMW's split-screen option does allow you to display other content there, even matching album artwork when you play music via CarPlay - which does not show up in default Apple CarPlay system (!!! what a waste of space !!!).  Looking at the screenshots from iOS 13 and the keynote this morning, it looks like CarPlay FINALLY will be something I'll actually use.  I've had CarPlay for years in different cars, never used it beyond the setup/novelty run, always switching back to default BMW apps which are far superior.  iOS 13 may change that (reserving final judgment for when it's out).
    beowulfschmidt
  • CarPlay gets first major overhaul since release with iOS 13

    bluefire1 said:
    How do you do a CarPlay update?
    You install iOS 13 on your iPhone.  :-)

    CarPlay is basically a virtual screen - everything actually runs from your iPhone.  There's no logic or processing data in the car's infotainment system.  It's basically a dummy external iPhone display.
    gregoriusmwatto_cobra