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Toyota and Lexus vehicles will finally start getting CarPlay this year


Toyota has been a holdout from CarPlay, Apple’s in-dash infotainment system that works along with your iPhone. The automaker and its luxurious model Lexus have but to supply it in any fashions, regardless of most different automobile corporations giving in on not less than a couple of autos (which tends to later to broader rollout thereafter).

The brand new 2019 Toyota Avalon may have CarPlay on board, nonetheless. The automobile was unveiled right now, and Toyota confirmed that it’ll have assist for Apple’s system at launch. No point out of Android Auto, sadly, which may imply Google cell OS smartphone followers are nonetheless out of luck for the foreseeable future.

Toyota introduced that Alexa could be coming to a few of its autos by way of the Entune three.zero (Toyota) and Enform 2.zero (Lexus) infotainment system updates, however now we all know that CarPlay will even be a part of the package deal on these stems for some autos going ahead. It’s not but clear what number of 2019 yr fashions will embody CarPlay assist, or whether or not this will even be coming to older autos which are getting the Entune three.zero and Enform 2.zero updates.

Automakers appear to have been reluctant to permit each Android Auto and CarPlay on their platforms initially, however most are coming round – and I’m prepared to wager buyer suggestions is an enormous cause why.

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