I don’t know about you, but I am very attached to my car stereo. This means that I am very likely to forget about it at any given moment, which can be frustrating and frustrating to me, as I have to remember to take it on a long drive or just to make it back to the apartment.
Car stereos have come a long way in the past few years, and some of the latest models can even double as a music and mobile device in their own right. However, if these phones are going to double as stereo, they are going to need a serious upgrade. This is where our friend CarPlay came in to help us out. CarPlay is a platform that, as the name suggests, integrates your phone into your car’s stereo system.
CarPlay allows you to connect your phone to your car’s speakers, just like the old days of when you sat in your car and plugged your phone into your stereo or audio system. In the past, you’d have to plug your phone’s audio into your car’s audio system to hear music, but CarPlay allows you to connect directly to your phone’s speakers.
CarPlay is very much like the old days, except you can now control the audio from your phone with your fingers or voice commands. CarPlay also allows you to connect your stereo to your car’s audio system, so that you can control your music from your phone. It’s also a more comfortable connection and less prone to damage than the old days, since you can now control your car audio from your phone with voice commands or your hands.
CarPlay was a huge deal back in the day, and Apple is very much hoping that CarPlay will help propel them to a more mainstream market. CarPlay was always very much like a wireless stereo system in a way, but it was always more of a system that you had to plug your phone into your car’s audio system and not have to plug it into your stereo.
That’s a good point.
Apple’s CarPlay is one of the first smartphone devices to have the ability to sync with Siri and the iPhone. The iPhone and iPod Touch can control CarPlay and Siri, but Apple has been careful to mention there’s no hardware button for it.
Because it is Apple, it is free and available to everyone. So theres no reason why you should have to pay for the hardware part. Of course, this may not be to Apple’s benefit. The point is that CarPlay was not originally designed with a large audience in mind, but Apple may have found a way to leverage its popularity to its benefit.
CarPlay and Siri have been built with a niche for mainstream users in mind. For example, CarPlay can be used by people who also wear iPhone earbuds or speakers. However, the fact that Apple does not include a hardware button for CarPlay leads me to believe that many people who are using CarPlay to control their car stereo’s music are not aware that they are doing so.
It doesn’t help that CarPlay is still not widely available on all cars. It’s only been available on the iPhone for a few weeks, and it’s not even available on the more basic iPod touch yet. Apple can leverage the fact that most people are already familiar with the iPhone’s interface and are using CarPlay to control their car stereos. This is pretty clever, but it’s also a little creepy.