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Toyota will use Apple Carplay at some future date

Might be 2015, but do not bet on it
Thu Mar 13 2014, 15:03
Apple Carplay

JAPANESE AUTOMAKER Toyota has sort of committed to Apple's in-car entertainment system Carplay, except it kind of hasn't.

The firm posted about its adoption of Carplay on its website, but revisited that webpage with a new statement.

The statement is posted under the headline "Apple's Carplay software could bring the iPhone experience to future Toyota models" and is a follow-up to an earlier post.

The update cautions anyone about taking the blog to heart, explaining that Toyota is not talking about when it might use Carplay.

"A previous version of this article said Apple Carplay would be in Toyota cars from 2015. This is incorrect and we are happy to put the matter straight," it said.

"No announcements have been made about if and when Apple Carplay will arrive in Toyota cars."

The cache of the webpage tells a different story though, one where Toyota starts its post with the sentence, "Come 2015, you'll be able to get the iPhone experience you love in your Toyota with Apple Carplay."

So sure was the firm of its adoption of Carplay that it was happy to run a glowing marketing comment from the Cupertino company in its blog.

"Carplay has been designed from the ground up to provide drivers with an incredible experience using their iPhone in the car. iPhone users always want their content at their fingertips and Carplay lets drivers use their iPhone in the car with minimized distraction," said that comment attributed to Greg Joswiak, Apple VP of iPhone and iOS product marketing.

"We have an amazing lineup of auto partners rolling out Carplay, and we're thrilled it will make its debut this week in Geneva."

Toyota said that it will announce which models will include Carplay at some future time.

More sure of their plans are Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo, which joined Apple in Geneva to honk the Carplay horn. µ

 

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