Toyota Resistance To Apple Carplay
I have owned four Toyota Camry’s since 2005 and I have been more than pleased with them. I am not a car guy I just want a car that is reliable and comfortable and if I can get a bit of styling even if a bland one well that's an extra.
The Camry meet all of those but I have been more than disappointed at Toyota’s lack of support for Carplay.
I was eager awaiting the unveiling of the new 2018 Camry redesign and hoping Entune 3.0 will bring the Carplay support I so much cherished.
The Toyota unveiled the Camry and the car looks amazing (at least for a Camry guy like me) but once again Toyota gave Carplay and Android Auto the thumbs down.
Entune 3.0 looks like a big step forward from 2.0 but at least for me the lack of Carplay was a deal breaker this time around.
So there are a couple of car models that supports Apple Carplays but obviously, the two closest competitors to the Camry are the Honda Accord & Hyundai Sonata. So I decided to give both of them a test drive and finally settle on the Sonata.
Let’s face it car manufacturers aren’t very good at infotainment for them is an afterthought. That's where Carplay and Android Auto come to the rescue bringing a familiar and intuitive interface that make interacting with the in-car entertainment so much enjoyable and intuitive. So I will give the Sonata a try and see if after a couple of years Toyota get with the times and integrate Carplay. I may switch back to a Camry then or maybe not if the Sonata is as reliable as my Camry they may have lost a customer for good.