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jgojcaj said:This launch was a complete FLOP. I can still pre-order a very "popular" gold Xs Max on both Verizon and Apple and it's currently 12:52 PM PST. When I did my iPhone 7 Plus when it first came out, I had to stay up to order and the next few hours it was sold out. Same with my iPhone 6 Plus as well.
jason98 said:Wonder if sim-free model have the right new bands (https://appleinsider.com/articles/18/09/12/apple-iphone-xs-xs-max-and-xr-support-t-mobiles-600mhz-lte-spectrum) for t-mobile or do i have to buy the locked one.
Sirius has been supported by CarPlay forever - I use it all the time. The great thing about it is that you can stream at 3 different bitrates, all far superior to the highly compressed stream that a satellite connection provides. You have to have the streaming option as part of your subscription, but that's it - you can stream today, on iOS 11, and the sound quality is fantastic.
Mazda has been promising this upgrade for owners of older cars too for over a year (I think back as far as 2014 models). So now they announce this, but don't address those older models? We recently dumped our Mazda3, in no small part because the infotainment system absolutely sucked - lousy sound from the Bose-branded speakers/amp, glacially slow operation, hideously cumbersome navigation with the imitation BMW iDrive interface, and generally buggy operation. CarPlay would have solved some of that, but not all. They really need to start from scratch. Oh and get rid of that "iPad taped to the dash" design cue that they and so many other automakers are rocking these days. It's hideous.