Not Forgotten: Buick And GMC Announce Apple CarPlay And Android Auto Capability10
Following Chevrolet and Cadillac‘s announcement to offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability comes Buick and GMC. The brands both announced Apple CarPlay support across select 2016 vehicles, while Android Auto will arrive at later dates on select nameplates.
For GMC, expect to see Apple CarPlay arrive on the 2016 Canyon, Yukon and Sierra first, allowing essential features from iPhone to be mirrored onto the seven- or eight-inch displays in GMC vehicles. The brand says Android Auto will be offered on select GMC Sierra models this upcoming model year, while Android fans will have to wait an additional 12 months.
“GMC IntelliLink is taking another step forward with this simple and intuitive functionality that makes phones and vehicles work better together,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC Sales and Marketing. “Like other GMC features, from OnStar 4G LTE connectivity and active safety features, it’s technology designed to enhance the driving experience without intruding on it.”
As for Buick, Apple CarPlay will only be available on two 2016 models: the Lacrosse and Regal. Mimicking many GM brands, Android Auto will be offered later in the model year for the two sedans. Buick offered no information as to when other vehicles within its lineup would receive the capability for either third-party infotainment solution.
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will work in concert with OnStar 4G LTE wireless capability in any GM branded vehicle.
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will it be backwards compatible with 2015’s?
Android is used by over 80% of the world.
Sorry, Apple fanboys, but Android matters more to GM globally no matter how many times you out CarPlay in the title ahead of Android Auto…
So how the product names appear in the article heading indicates a bias? Really?
Apple CarPlay appears first because it is coming out first.
Please do your research….Apple has sold approx. 700 million iPhones worldwide and there have been approximately 1.67 billion android phones sold worldwide as of March 2015. That means Apple has garnered 41.9% of the market. Apple earned between 60% and 70% of the worldwide profit on smartphones alone in 2013. That 80% figure you quote is from 2013 prior to the inclusion of the iPhone sales of 2013. Apple accounts for 42% of smartphones owned in the US according to last years data. When Apple went to the iPhone 5 & 6, their sales skyrocketed and went past the 25% ownership barrier in the US back at the end of 2013. You may not like the iPhone, but many people do and that is why Buick and GMC are accommodating iPhone owners. You’ll notice Apple CarPlay is coming out before Android Auto.
Your math is incorrect. 700 million / 1.67 billion is not how to figure market share. You would instead take 700 / (700 + 1670) which equals 29.5%.
Spoken like a paid fandroid.
The data is the data. You may not like the iPhone, but Apple has a 42% share of the US market. You can’t ignore it. That is simple common business sense. Being a fan of iPhone has nothing to do with it. To ignore either the iOS or the Android market would be foolish. To talk about the demise of either would be stupid. Many have been talking about the end of Apple for the last 15 years, yet here they still are. They went from PC’s to phones/tablets when other PC companies perished.
GM’s own media publications have listed Apple before Android. GMAuthority is merely repeating the GM advertising and not intentionally spreading bias. There are some of the staff who are pro Apple, but the bias is not coming from them this time. If GM is rolling out Apple first, it’s probably because it was easier to develop with the standardization that Apple builds into their products. Personally, I prefer Android devices and don’t really mind if some consider them an underdog of sorts. Knowing that Android compatibility is coming soon is good enough for me.
I hope Apple Car play and Andoid Auto get to work with my 2015 Buick Encore I don’t see why they can’t I don’t like Pandora or Stitcher I’d like to Have Tune In radio instead