Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


firefuze

484 posts

Ultimate Geek


#146660 25-May-2014 15:02
Send private message

Apple's CarPlay compatibility doesn't list NZ http://www.apple.com/ios/feature-availability/#applecarplay-applecarplay

Does list Australia however..

Does anyone know how using a AU CarPlay compatible head unit in NZ would have any affect? Im assuming its only regarding voice dictation languages or maybe related to Apple Maps content.. 

Looking at getting the new Pioneer AVH-X8650BT which Pioneer AU has listed as getting the CarPlay firmware update this Winter.. I could get one out of AU but can get one much cheaper else where that come out of Thailand, my question is (maybe a bit far fetched) If I get the same AVH-X8650BT out of Thailand is it still going to get the CarPlay firmware update...? Reason I ask is Pioneer Thailand site does not list any information regarding CarPlay, but then again it isn't listed on Apple's website as a compatible country either.

I don't think Pioneer region their units as such? (other than DVD Region, which in this case both countries are the same)

Anyone else done research in getting a CarPlay compatible head unit for their cars?



Edit: add more detail

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2
hamish225
1323 posts

Uber Geek


  #1053427 26-May-2014 11:17
Send private message

that'd be cool, as long as they werent too expensive.





ubergeeknz
3344 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Vocus

  #1053429 26-May-2014 11:19
Send private message

Just a word of warning; wait until the unit is demonstrably working with CarPlay before committing.  It happens constantly, where manufacturers promise a firmware update to support something new and it doesn't eventuate on time, or at all.

 
 
 
 


hamish225
1323 posts

Uber Geek


  #1053432 26-May-2014 11:23
Send private message

just looked up the current price, no thanks :P

http://www.topaudio.com.au/pioneer-avh-x8650bt-car-dvd-stereo-player-bluetooth-hdmi-in/





PhantomNVD
2621 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  #1058943 3-Jun-2014 22:48
Send private message

notably in IOS8:

"a new hands-free mode for activation, (just say, "Hey Siri")" [thoughonly when plugged in to charge(?) ]

wouldnt this work out to be exactly what 'carplay' would do anyway?

i have a USB charge/link in a cheap Phillips Head unit, and if Siri can be voice activated, and respond/answer/dictate directly, played through speakers.... am i missing something here???

magu
Professional yak shaver
1599 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
BitSignal
Lifetime subscriber

  #1130107 16-Sep-2014 17:39
Send private message

Just got a new car and am tempted to get the unit from this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXkM-LBEG8A

Anyone got any good/bad info on it?




"Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads." - Doc Emmet Brown

dickytim
2514 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  #1130380 17-Sep-2014 06:13
Send private message

I am looking into Carplay head units, as said above buy one that already has the feature, that way you can go to a bricks and mortar shop and see how the integration works.

Personally I am waiting on the Alpine unit, I figure it will be around a year before it gets cheap enough for a base DVD type unit.

magu
Professional yak shaver
1599 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
BitSignal
Lifetime subscriber

  #1130413 17-Sep-2014 08:34
Send private message

PhantomNVD: notably in IOS8:

"a new hands-free mode for activation, (just say, "Hey Siri")" [thoughonly when plugged in to charge(?) ]

wouldnt this work out to be exactly what 'carplay' would do anyway?

i have a USB charge/link in a cheap Phillips Head unit, and if Siri can be voice activated, and respond/answer/dictate directly, played through speakers.... am i missing something here???


Presumably, CarPlay allows you to operate some apps on the phone through the head-unit's touchscreen display. It also integrates well with steering-mounted controls.




"Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads." - Doc Emmet Brown

 
 
 
 


firefuze

484 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #1130414 17-Sep-2014 08:34
Send private message

I went ahead and purchased this unit about a month ago, AVH-X8650BT (goes by other names in different regions) and absolutley love it. It is a very nice unit, its very quick and responsive unlike a lot of very sluggish models I have experienced in the past. Its highly customizable as well. Change the boot logo, main wallpaper and different wallpaper while music is playing, can even create your own animated wallpaper to display when music is playin, backlight colour customizable. Although CarPlay isn't available yet Pioneer do have AppRadio Live which I currently use and mimics the CarPlay functionality (pulls up Apple Maps, Facebook (not that I need that while driving), Notifications, Speedeo, Calendar, Contacts, iPod etc). Pioneer are still advertising their models including this one to have CarPlay support so not concerned it wont be released.. from reading the rumour mills it seems to be Apple holding the 3rd party manufacturers back, considering iOS8 hasn't been publicly released yet its no surprise CarPlay firmware updates haven't been released yet either.


magu
Professional yak shaver
1599 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
BitSignal
Lifetime subscriber

  #1130415 17-Sep-2014 08:36
Send private message

dickytim: I am looking into Carplay head units, as said above buy one that already has the feature, that way you can go to a bricks and mortar shop and see how the integration works.

Personally I am waiting on the Alpine unit, I figure it will be around a year before it gets cheap enough for a base DVD type unit.


From what I can gather, people who bought the unit from Pioneer are still waiting on the fabled firmware update, promised for "summertime" (in the US). This would mean September. Pioneer has remained silent about it.




"Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads." - Doc Emmet Brown

magu
Professional yak shaver
1599 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
BitSignal
Lifetime subscriber

  #1130418 17-Sep-2014 08:40
Send private message

firefuze: I went ahead and purchased this unit about a month ago, AVH-X8650BT (goes by other names in different regions) and absolutley love it. It is a very nice unit, its very quick and responsive unlike a lot of very sluggish models I have experienced in the past. Its highly customizable as well. Change the boot logo, main wallpaper and different wallpaper while music is playing, can even create your own animated wallpaper to display when music is playin, backlight colour customizable. Although CarPlay isn't available yet Pioneer do have AppRadio Live which I currently use and mimics the CarPlay functionality (pulls up Apple Maps, Facebook (not that I need that while driving), Notifications, Speedeo, Calendar, Contacts, iPod etc). Pioneer are still advertising their models including this one to have CarPlay support so not concerned it wont be released.. from reading the rumour mills it seems to be Apple holding the 3rd party manufacturers back, considering iOS8 hasn't been publicly released yet its no surprise CarPlay firmware updates haven't been released yet either.



Cool, thanks for that info! It does indeed seem like Apple has put the aftermarkets in an arm-lock until the Sept. 9 event.

Are you in Auckland by any chance? I'd love to see the unit working.




"Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads." - Doc Emmet Brown

mrchillie
53 posts

Master Geek


  #1130443 17-Sep-2014 09:04
Send private message

Can I ask where you purchased that unit from? I'm quite interested in getting my hands on one.

firefuze

484 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #1130823 17-Sep-2014 16:50
Send private message

Can I ask where you purchased that unit from? I'm quite interested in getting my hands on one.


I got it off eBay, (User: possiblesound?) was the cheapest place to get it from. Was $970NZD delivered. No one in NZ stocks them. Can get them from TopAudio in Australia from the link in my OP but they were much more expensive and expensive shipping to NZ also.


Cool, thanks for that info! It does indeed seem like Apple has put the aftermarkets in an arm-lock until the Sept. 9 event.

Are you in Auckland by any chance? I'd love to see the unit working.


 

In Hamilton im afraid, if you ever head down this way happy to show you.

firefuze

484 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #1130825 17-Sep-2014 16:53
Send private message

Link missing from my OP:

avh-x8650bt TopAudio

magu
Professional yak shaver
1599 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
BitSignal
Lifetime subscriber

  #1131133 18-Sep-2014 07:03
Send private message

Is the X8650BT the same as the 4000NEX advertised on Pioneer's US website? Trying to find information on it.




"Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads." - Doc Emmet Brown

AidanS
458 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #1131141 18-Sep-2014 07:36
Send private message

You coud always try DIY it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyey7tzbEFY

 1 | 2
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic




News »

Logitech introduce MX Anywhere 3
Posted 21-Sep-2020 21:17


Countdown unveils contactless shopping with new Scan&Go tech
Posted 21-Sep-2020 09:48


HP unveils new innovations for businesses adapting to rapidly evolving workstyles and workforces
Posted 17-Sep-2020 15:36


GoPro launches new HERO9 Black camera
Posted 17-Sep-2020 09:45


Telecommunications industry launches new 5G Facts website
Posted 17-Sep-2020 07:56


New Zealand ranks 3rd in world in GSMA index
Posted 15-Sep-2020 10:13


Trend Micro Security Suite adds web monitoring to prevent identity theft
Posted 14-Sep-2020 15:37


NVIDIA to acquire Arm for US$ 40 billion
Posted 14-Sep-2020 12:27


Epson launches its next gen A3+ colour EcoTank multi-function printer
Posted 10-Sep-2020 16:08


Sony launches three new native 4K SXRD home cinema projectors
Posted 9-Sep-2020 18:00


Catalyst Cloud brings Kubernetes-based open-source web hosting solution to market
Posted 9-Sep-2020 17:54


Verizon Connect eyes further growth in New Zealand
Posted 8-Sep-2020 09:26


PNY launches XLR8 gaming NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series powered by the all-new NVIDIA Ampere architecture
Posted 3-Sep-2020 16:39


NVIDIA delivers greatest-ever generational leap with GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs
Posted 3-Sep-2020 16:17


Weta Digital advances visual effects and animation in the cloud with AWS
Posted 2-Sep-2020 17:09



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.