Apple recently updated its website to say that CarPlay is now in more than 800 US vehicle models.
The figure was changed shortly after GM announced a phaseout of CarPlay in its future electric vehicles. GM will have its own software platform that was developed with Google. In a The Verge interview, GM said that they wanted to build a holistic and integrated operating system with ‘improved navigation and charging experience for EV owners.’
During the 2022 WWDC, Apple claimed that a majority of US buyers prefer to get a car that has CarPlay support. The Cupertino-based company further mentioned that it’s available in 98% of US cars, and that ‘it’s a must-have feature when shopping for a new vehicle.’
The next-generation CarPlay is set to launch this year, with features such as built-in climate controls, widgets, improved personalization, instrument cluster integration, and support for multiple dashboard displays, among others.