Apple CarPlay is now offered on more than 400 different cars
The latest addition to the CarPlay roster is the 2019 Subaru WRX.
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While studying traditional news journalism in college, Jake realized he was smitten by all things automotive and wound up with an internship at Car and Driver. That led to a career writing news, review and feature stories about all things automotive at Automobile Magazine, most recently at Motor1. When he's not driving, fixing or talking about cars, he's most often found on a bicycle.
Apple has a full list of vehicles with CarPlay smartphone mirroring equipped from the factory, but suffice it to say that at this point it covers essentially every major automaker. And that's before counting all the aftermarket devices that drivers can use to upgrade their older vehicles with CarPlay connectivity. For the uninitiated, Apple CarPlay transforms your car's infotainment display into essentially a mirror-image of your phone's interface, ideally discouraging drivers from picking up or looking down at their
while behind the wheel.
While smartphone devotees will no doubt be happy to see that even more vehicles will let them connect their
, there are some troubling trends about the future of CarPlay's availability.
has hinted it might start charging an annual subscription fee to use CarPlay, a frustrating proposal for an otherwise free technology (though some carmakers already charge an extra one-time fee to equip CarPlay connectivity).