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Checking out the changes in iOS 13's Apple CarPlay update

Dark modes are all the rage on phones, but light mode is a game changer for the dashboard.

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iOS 13 marks the most thorough update to Apple CarPlay yet, revising the aesthetics while simultaneously adding new features.

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Some of them are easy to immediately pick up on, while others might take some poking around to find.     

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Organized folks will enjoy the fact that Apple's Calendar app is now available in CarPlay.     

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It's only for preexisting events -- you can't create anything in CarPlay, since it's about minimizing distraction and not about getting work done -- but it can push directions to Maps.    

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The phone app now uses "bubbles" surrounding each instance of contacts or recent calls, to make it even easier to see delineation at a glance.     

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The left menu bar has been rearranged, with the time and cell-network information in the top left and a replacement for the home button at the bottom.

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After all, iPhones don't have home buttons anymore, so why should CarPlay?

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The new "dashboard" displays several things at once, including Maps, music and smart suggestions, which can include pertinent calendar events or your garage, if it's equipped with HomeKit-based tech.    

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This is great for multitaskers, since it'll reduce distraction by minimizing the amount of screen-switching needed.    

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Keep scrolling to check out even more pictures of the new Apple CarPlay.

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