Pioneer brings Apple CarPlay to Singapore with AVH-X8750BT

Pioneer’s existing AVH-X8650BT and new AVH-X8750BT in-dash car multimedia receivers can now access Apple CarPlay in Singapore.

Pioneer introduces Apple CarPlay in Singapore with the two aftermarket in-dash car multimedia receivers.

Pioneer introduces Apple CarPlay in Singapore with the two aftermarket in-dash car multimedia receivers.

Pioneer Electronics AsiaCentre has announced the availability of Apple CarPlay in Singapore.

“Pioneer’s years of expertise integrating smartphone connectivity into the automotive environment has provided us the opportunity to be among the first to offer Apple CarPlay to drivers,” said Isao Nomura, Deputy General Manager for Business Planning and Marketing Division of Pioneer Electronics AsiaCentre.

Accessible in Singapore on two of their aftermarket in-dash car multimedia receivers, the existing AVH-X8650BT and the newly-released AVH-X8750BT, consumers can now enjoy a smarter, safer and more fun way to use their iPhones in the car.

Apple CarPlay uses Siri voice control to enable iPhone users to safely enjoy selected apps on large, in-dash Pioneer LCD displays, while staying focused on the road.

With Apple CarPlay, consumers with the latest version of iOS on their iPhone 5 or later, including iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus can use Siri to make and receive calls, compose and respond to text messages, use Apple Maps for navigation and listen to their music and podcasts.

“By providing an aftermarket option, selected Pioneer’s in-dash multimedia receivers (AVH-X8750BT and AVH-X8650BT) give many iPhone owners in Singapore the ability to add Apple CarPlay to their current vehicles,” added Nomura.

Apple CarPlay is already integrated into the latest iOS, hence car owners with the newly launched AVH-X8750BT will be able to access Apple CarPlay by simply plugging in and play.

For drivers with the AVH-X8650BT, there will be a need to download a firmware update, which is now available at no charge through its website.

Current AVH-X8650BT owners can simply load the firmware on a USB memory device and connect it to the receiver’s USB cable input.

The existing AVHX8650BT (S$1,049) and the new AVHX8750BT (S$1,099) aftermarket in-dash car multimedia receivers will be compatible with Apple CarPlay.

The existing AVHX8650BT (S$1,049) and the new AVHX8750BT (S$1,099) aftermarket in-dash car multimedia receivers are compatible with Apple CarPlay.

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