Finally, a reason worth buying a Corvette*. Kevin Fitchard:
Though I didn’t spend enough time with CarPlay to formulate a full opinion, my initial impressions were positive, although I did experience a glitch with Apple Music.
What a shock.
There’s nothing mind-blowing about CarPlay’s interface or design, but its simplicity is what’s most compelling about it. The last thing you want to do when driving in rush-hour traffic is deal with complex or unfamiliar dashboard controls. Anyone accustomed to using iOS will have no problem simply plugging their phone in and hitting the road.
Uh, what’s CarPlay?
It’s not an actual operating system for the car the way iOS is for the iPhone. In fact, if you never plugged an iPhone into a Chevy, you’d never know CarPlay lived in your dash. In addition to the navigation apps found in the Corvette’s MyLink display is an icon labeled “Projection,” which is where CarPlay shows up after plugging your iPhone into the car’s USB port. That icon is also the placeholder for Android Auto, which would activate if an Auto-enabled Android device was plugged in.
And what you really wanted to see anyway– gratuitous photo of a Corvette with CarPlay.