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Mad Max
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Wireless Apple CarPlay

Post by Mad Max » Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:33 pm

Is there a way to use Apple CarPlay without having the phone connected ? There is other vehicles that allow using it with bluetooth?
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Re: Wireless Apple CarPlay

Post by Haybrd » Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:14 am

I was told by BMW (who let you connect via Bluetooth to ACP) this was because they pay an additional license fee to Apple. Don’t know if this is true or not but that’s what they told me.
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Re: Wireless Apple CarPlay

Post by Mad Max » Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:45 am

Ya I hate having the cable coming out of the box, I think your right
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Re: Wireless Apple CarPlay

Post by Richie.A » Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:53 pm

The wireless capability for both Android Auto and Apple Carplay requires additional hardware. It seems like we have the basic requirements for it (built in Wi-fi) but there has been 0 mentions from JLR regarding it.
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Re: Wireless Apple CarPlay

Post by basel » Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:30 am

I wrote a few weeks ago to this company in Delaware USA and they assured me that soon their adapter will also be available for JLR

https://carplay2air.com/
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Re: Wireless Apple CarPlay

Post by Simonh » Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:43 am

There is no licence fee to Apple for CarPlay, tethered or wirelessly.
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Re: Wireless Apple CarPlay

Post by Rossy100 » Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:34 am

Anyone managed to get anywhere with this?? Am a new Velar owner, and this is the one feature I really miss from my prior BMW!

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Re: Wireless Apple CarPlay

Post by Prosen » Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:20 pm

I bought the CarPlay2air dongle without checking if it would work with my Velar. It doesn’t.

The issue comes from how the inControl system pairs Bluetooth. It’s a one way pairing... you find Range Rover Velar on your Phone and then connect (with a pin). Whereas the carplay2air dongle broadcasts it’s own profile and needs to be selected on the car’s system as an available device. Most cars allow this, but the RR system doesn’t (probably because it’s easier the other way around and wasn’t designed for something like this)...

I can’t see any carplay2air updates making a difference, just an InControl update. Which as we all know usually take as long as a trip to mars.
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