Apple CarPlay has been an extremely limited platform throughout the automotive field thus far. Initially, the Ferrari FF was the only vehicle available with the technology. We don’t know about you, but the FF is a bit out of our price range.
Now, the technology is beginning to trickle down to more colloquial brands, including Chevrolet and Opel. And the first Chevrolet model to roll off the assembly line with the infotainment solution will be the 2016 C7 Corvette Stingray and Z06. General Motors began manufacturing the Corvette with the compatibility this past Monday, according to the report, and more 2016 models will garner the support through 2015, 14 models to be exact.
To enjoy the features of CarPlay, the vehicle must be equipped with the seven- or eight-inch touchscreen, meaning some trims will be excluded from the support.
That’s not to discount Android Auto, though. Android Auto is also coming, but support will be limited to those vehicles with seven-inch displays. Support for eight-inch display units is said to arrive later this year.