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  #2426486 24-Feb-2020 17:59
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@michaelmurfy hey mate, Yup there is some lag on connection but by the time I have backed out the garage and hit the road its working well, Plugging directly into head unit is pretty instant.

 

I would be interested to hear from somebody who has it standard in there car as to how long it takes to connect. Still not many around that come with wireless I don't think, in fact I think a lot still don't even come with it at all.

 

Curious on what you mean by simplified version of carplay as I have never seen that issue.

 

Scrolling around in maps seems fine and have never had music drop out once. Still happy with mine, I use google maps or waze as apple maps is still pretty crappy.





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  #2426488 24-Feb-2020 18:09
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$Deity bless the people who take a punt and report back to the forum with their findings :) 


 
 
 
 


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  #2426494 24-Feb-2020 18:38
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By "Simplified Carplay" this is what I mean - potentially Simplified was the wrong word for it, it is still standard Carplay.

 

Connecting straight to my car:

 

 

Connecting via the Dongle (Wireless):

 

 

On the Dongle the interface is slightly different. It also doesn't seem to matter what I am doing - if it is scrolling or anything on my Seltos this causes the music to break up and the animations to slow down (and take a while to catch up). I'm using an iPhone XS Max.







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  #2426599 24-Feb-2020 19:48
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That's strange, mine drops into the multi panel display with icons down the left side not right side. Would take picture but car is in having new bumper put on.

 

Makes no difference on mine if directly plugged in or wireless.





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  #2427833 27-Feb-2020 06:06
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I bought something similar from https://www.wirelesscarplay.com. It generates the alternative interface too — I actually prefer it (& had assumed it was an iOS update I hadn't noticed but clearly not).

 

 

 

It works pretty well. Saves mucking around taking the phone out, and generally connects in about 10s or so. I get the usual very occasional music playback stutter that seems to plague any bluetooth connection. And if I look carefully, the screen is slightly laggy if I e.g. scroll around in Maps. But other than that it's just as good as the wired connection with less hassle.




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  #2428815 28-Feb-2020 13:30
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@michaelmurfy , got my car back now, this is what I am greeted with each time on mine.

 





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  #2428825 28-Feb-2020 13:57
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I think you will find that this is the standard layout as there are more Left Hand drive than Right Hand drive (ref GM and demise of Holden). So they are cost saving - miniscule though it might be. You can always contact them or On Line chat.





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