Pioneer today announced that it is the first aftermarket car entertainment brand to bring Apple CarPlay to Singapore.
The AVH-X8650BT retails for S$1,049. It is a 2-DIN Multimedia DVD Receiver with 7″ WVGA Touchscreen Display which features Apple CarPlay, MIXTRAX, Built-in MirrorLink, Dual USB, and a SD Card Slot.
The AVH-X8750BT retails for S$1,099. It is also a 2-DIN Flagship Multimedia DVD Receiver with 7″ WVGA Clear Type Resistive Touchscreen Display which features Apple CarPlay, MIXTRAX, Built-in MirrorLink, Dual USB, and a SD Card Slot.
Utilizing large, in-dash Pioneer LCD displays, Apple CarPlay featuring Siri voice control gives iPhone users the features while allowing them to stay focused on the road. With Apple CarPlay, consumers with the latest version of iOS on their iPhone 5 or later, including iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus can use Siri to make and receive calls, compose and respond to text messages, use Apple Maps for navigation and listen to their music and podcasts. For more information about Apple CarPlay, visit www.apple.com/ios/carplay .
“Pioneer’s years of expertise integrating smartphone connectivity into the automotive environment has provided us the opportunity to be among the first to offer Apple CarPlay to drivers,” said Mr. Isao Nomura, Deputy General Manager for Business Planning and Marketing Division of Pioneer Electronics AsiaCentre. “By providing an aftermarket option, selected Pioneer’s in-dash multimedia receivers (AVH-X8750BT and AVH-X8650BT) give many iPhone owners in Singapore the ability to add Apple CarPlay to their current vehicles.”
Apple CarPlay is already integrated into the latest iOS, hence car owners with the newly launched AVH-X8750BT will be able to access Apple CarPlay by simply plugging in and play. For drivers with the AVH-X8650BT, there will be a need to download a firmware update, which is now available at no charge through http://pioneer.com.sg/sg/support/firmware/index.html/ . Current AVH-X8650BT owners can simply load the firmware on a USB memory device and connect it to the receiver’s USB cable input.
Please contact Pioneer Service Centre Singapore at +65 6472 7555 or visit www.pioneer.com.sg/sg/others/contact-us/index.html/  for further queries.
For more information regarding Apple CarPlay compatible product availability by region, visit www.pioneer-carglobal.com/CarPlay .