Recently Pioneed supplied software updates for its existing lineup of NEX car stereos that allow for support of the Apple CarPlay system.
Pioneer had originally promised the software update back in May when they showed off the CarPlay support. The update was supposed to be available within a few weeks.
Firmware updates are now available to download for the AVIC-X8610BS, AVH-4000NEX, and the AVIC-5000NEX, 6000NEX, 7000NEX and 8000NEX.
In addition to CarPlay support, Pioneed introduced a new unit called the AppRadio 4. It features a 6.2 inch touchscreen and of course, support CarPlay running on an iPhone 5 or newer with iOs 7.1.
Ted Cardenas, VP of Marketing for Car Electronics at Pioneer Electronics said, “The new AppRadio 4 embodies our idea of the connected car, providing the majority of smartphone owners the ability to utilize their devices in the car for calling, streaming music, and even controlling supported apps to enhance their driving experience.”