Dark modes are all the rage on phones, but light mode is a game changer for the dashboard.
iOS 13 marks the most thorough update to Apple CarPlay yet, revising the aesthetics while simultaneously adding new features.
Some of them are easy to immediately pick up on, while others might take some poking around to find.
Organized folks will enjoy the fact that Apple's Calendar app is now available in CarPlay.
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.
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.
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.
After all, iPhones don't have home buttons anymore, so why should CarPlay?
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.
This is great for multitaskers, since it'll reduce distraction by minimizing the amount of screen-switching needed.
Keep scrolling to check out even more pictures of the new Apple CarPlay.
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