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Pioneer's flagship AVIC 8000NEX boasts dozens of media and navigation options -- including the first aftermarket appearance of Apple CarPlay -- but most users will find a better feature-to-cost balance lower in the brand's NEX lineup.
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Pioneer's flagship AVIC 8000NEX navigation receiver is the first to bring Apple CarPlay to the aftermarket, and it also boasts nearly every audio/video source we could think of.
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Pioneer is the first aftermarket car stereo manufacturer to offer Apple CarPlay software thanks to updated firmware for the Pioneer's NEX multimedia car receivers.
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A firmware update for Pioneer's NEX series car stereos will add Apple CarPlay compatibility to their already impressive feature set.
Ironically, it was adding Android support to the AppRadio that helped Pioneer to tame Apple's new Lightning connector.
We've snapped a few shots of Pioneer's flagship receiver to give you an idea of what you'll find in the box.
In one box, the Pioneer AVIC-Z130BT has all the must-have car tech features that most people could want, including hands-free calling, voice-controlled digital audio playback, and turn-by-turn directions with traffic data.