This story is part of, CNET's complete coverage from and about Apple's annual developers conference.
Have you been waiting for a major update to Google's ? Yeah, we are too, and while sadly that didn't come to pass at this year's on Monday, Apple did at least announce a few minor tweaks., something that might add a new UI or on-phone usage ala
Like what? How do you feel about custom wallpapers? Yeah, OK, not too exciting, but the company is offering three new categories of apps: parking, food ordering and EV charging. While the first two are clearly helpful, it's that last one that will perhaps be most useful as we see more EVs coming to market, like. Indeed, that app will surely be a crucial part of the new , also announced at this year's WWDC.
In addition to those direct updates to CarPlay, in-car users will also have access to some of the general improvements coming in iOS 14, like numerous.
was first introduced at WWDC way back in 2013, back when it was called "iOS in the Car." It wasn't until the following year's Geneva Motor Show that it turned into CarPlay, debuting with Ferrari of all places. In some ways it's come a long way since then, but in other ways has fallen short of some of the innovations Google has since introduced into its own in-car interface, Android Auto. When will it properly catch up? We'll keep on waiting.