CarPlay to Rollout to preexisting Dashboard Panels
Good news has come to those of you using a Pioneer Dashboard Panel. The company has updated its firmware and it seems that the upgrade is accompanied by Apple CarPlay and Spotify! Sadly, the update is only available for a handful of Pioneer models but it is free!
The new software will be updated automatically to models including the AVIC-8000NEX, AVIC-7000NEX, AVIC-6000NEX, AVIC-5000NEX and the AVH-4000NEX. Or if you’re interested, you can buy the models for $USD700 (RM2500) to USD$1400 (RM4562).
Apple CarPlay is an easy and convenient way of connecting your iPhone to your dashboard panel via lightning port cable. When connected, the Pioneer display should immediately boot up to show an iOS style setup with access to your music, maps, messages and other apps.