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Old 06-27-2014, 05:34 AM   #1
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After all the hand wringing by Apple iDevice owners, apparently Audi is planning on incorporating Apple Car Play to the MMI afterall in addition to the Google in car system that Audi announced last January. This would be good news for future Audi/iDevice owners and a smart move for Audi as it would cover 80%+ of current phone users.

In any case, the initial implementations would not be until MY2016 and it's not clear which models would first offer either or both of the systems. For those wondering, it's highly unlikely either could be retrofiitted to current models without extensive MMI hardware and software revisions. We'll have to wait and see what develops.

https://www.audi-mediaservices.com/p...s_android.html

http://www.caradvice.com.au/293074/a...to-audi-honda/
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This is good news indeed. I was worried that, as the head of an iFamily, my next Audi would not be CarPlay compatible after google's announcement earlier this year. While I do not really care what powers the electronics under the hood (dashboard), Audi going Android only sounded like a stupid move.

I was one of the (probably) many Audi customers sending them heated yet serious arguments against that.

Kudos to Audi for listening. Now I can safely keep dreaming about a 2016 S6 iCar.
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This is good news indeed. I was worried that, as the head of an iFamily, my next Audi would not be CarPlay compatible after google's announcement earlier this year. While I do not really care what powers the electronics under the hood (dashboard), Audi going Android only sounded like a stupid move.

I was one of the (probably) many Audi customers sending them heated yet serious arguments against that.

Kudos to Audi for listening. Now I can safely keep dreaming about a 2016 S6 iCar.
Ditto, though I'm in for the 2015 and will probably still miss the boat. When I checked with them when CarPlay was announced, they said they would not be supporting it then. I'd say 9 of 10 Audi owners I know use iPhones, not Android-based phones.
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I really hope a MMI software update will be sufficient (staying optimistic) to allow CarPlay in previous model years. I just got my 2014 A6 a few months ago and the lack of CarPlay support was a big blow. I love my Audi either way but man it would make it that much better. Please Audi offer some form of software/hardware update to your current supporters and not just future buyers!
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I hope you are right, but the way that they phrased their press release is a bit nebulous: "The first Audi vehicles with support for CarPlay and Android Auto will start rolling out in 2015".

That could mean MY2015, but sounds more like MY2016 coming out next year. It may also be based on or require the new Nvidia-based MMI hardware that started with the A3...hard to know for sure.
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I'd say 9 of 10 Audi owners I know use iPhones, not Android-based phones.
Oh please, not this mis-information again. Been disproved

Why can't you I-addicted devotees just be happy with this news rather than spreading mis-information?

Just keep buying the I-stuff and make my Apple stock climb further
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Just my experience...not trying to be an I-hole.
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I am actually aiming for a purchase in 2016, so I think it would be a MY17 S6. Hopefully this will be enough time for CarPlay to be supported in that model. I will see what I can dig out from my contacts in Cupertino and let you know here.
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Oh please, not this mis-information again. Been disproved

Why can't you I-addicted devotees just be happy with this news rather than spreading mis-information?

Just keep buying the I-stuff and make my Apple stock climb further
And why is it that some people feel they have to characterize Apple owners in some derisive manner?
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Didn't Audi say at one point that the new MIB could be updated? Would love to have car play
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There has been nothing published by Audi that they will offer upgrades to these new systems. (That's usually not something they do). That said, I suppose if money is no object, anything might be possible. Get that savings account beefed up.
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And why is it that some people feel they have to characterize Apple owners in some derisive manner?
There was nothing derisive about my comment. I was simply pointing out the mis-information

Believe me, if I wanted to be derisive, I would not have used the term I-stuff

Besides, I don't hate Apple owners - I enjoy seeing them spend their money and send Apple stock higher
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There was nothing derisive about my comment. I was simply pointing out the mis-information
Sorry, but in the context, "why can't you you i-addicted devotees just be happy..", comes across as derisive.

Besides, the poster was not stating a statistical fact, only a personal opinion of those Audi owners he's observed:

To quote:
"I'd say 9 of 10 Audi owners I know use iPhones.."

How can you be sure this is not his own experience? I.e., in my household, 100% of Audi owners I know use iPhones.
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Sorry, but in the context, "why can't you you i-addicted devotees just be happy..", comes across as derisive.

Besides, the poster was not stating a statistical fact, only a personal opinion of those Audi owners he's observed:

To quote:
"I'd say 9 of 10 Audi owners I know use iPhones.."

How can you be sure this is not his own experience? I.e., in my household, 100% of Audi owners I know use iPhones.
Well we will agree to disagree. i-addicted devotees is the same as Apple devotees, nothing derisive about it. In this thread, we have had others use terms such as :

head of an iFamily

not trying to be an I-hole

so it fits right in.

As to the 9 out of 10 statement, it may have been his opinion but factually it was proven incorrect in the larger universe of Audi owners. And you know he was not using in in the context of talking about his own family. He was using it to make a point that he thinks the majority of people who buy an Audi use i-phones - which again is factually incorrect

For the record, I would not have posted on this thread other than to correct this piece of mis-information.
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Maverick61, the more you post the deeper the hole you are digging yourself into here. I hope you would first have the courtesy of reading and understanding both thread titles and users comments before coming in swinging with your ill-intended remarks.

I respect your opinion but you should also respect others instead of simply attacking without merits. The only thing you are debunking with your comments, is yourself as a serious contributor.

This is an Audi forum and this thread is about iOS coming to the brand in the near future. Which is no doubt a welcome and positive development in the eyes of many, including myself.

I guess that the majority of forum members here want Audi to grow and become an even better car company. Your attitude and personal agenda issues have no place in this thread.

And, by the way, I want to add that 8 out of 8 Audi owners I know, are also iPhone and Mac users. And this is a fact, not a guess. If this bothers you, just deal with it and move along.

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Your post above was far more derisive and attacking than anything I wrote.

If you would have read my comments, you would have seen that no where did I say that IOS coming to Audi was bad. Nor did I make any negative comments about IOS. Its nice Audi came up with a solution for those I-phone users and as I noted, Apple devotees should be happy about that

I simply corrected the mis-statement and implication that 9 out of 10 Audi owners use I-phones. That is incorrect.

Do I really care that 8 people you know who own Audi's use i-phones - no, it is not relevant in the big picture. But when you say it the way you do, 8 out of 8, you are trying to imply something greater that is simply not true.

As to an agenda, the only agenda I have is making sure information is factual in the larger scheme of things.
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This thread has devolved into silliness. Further posts should return to the original topic.
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New direction.

I wonder how many auto makers will end up embracing Android and iOS. It seems like a smart thing to do since it makes just about everybody happy.

I am not about to switch to Android since I am one of those iFamilies that is supporting the price of Apple's stock but I wasn't too sure what I would do when the new Q7 comes out. I hope it comes out with both systems so we don't have to have any more iOS-Android p---ing contests.

I do wonder if either Google or Apple will succeed in making their car systems be truly not distracting. Both systems are very visual and use touch screens which could be quite distracting. They know this and are supposedly moving toward spoken language interfaces. Good luck with that! Every now and then I can get the Audi to follow a spoken command and almost never does my Acura system respond. Maybe simpler is better.
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