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BMW will start supporting the Apple CarPlay system on some of its models

It seems that the German car manufacturer has finally decided to join the companies that support Apple CarPlay in their cars. According to 9to5Mac, by the end of 2016 at least two BMW models will offer support for the system that allows the use of the most important iPhone functions from the car screen.

The information could be confirmed thanks to an official price list published in the German language , which confirms that CarPlay support will be enabled sometime during the second half of 2016, indicating that the function could be reached through a next update.

BMW will start supporting the Apple CarPlay system on some of its models
BMW will start supporting the Apple CarPlay system on some of its models

According to the document, the software will be available initially with the BMW X5 and X6 M models that have a 10.25-inch LCD touch screen. The price list also indicates that the CarPlay support will be done with a wireless connection, as the document refers to this tool as a “convenient wireless use of the iPhone in your vehicle through Apple Carplay” .

Being able to use this system wirelessly is possible since the iOS 9 update, but so far most Apple CarPlay compatible cars still require a wired connection to an iPhone for the software to work.

Currently Apple CarPlay is available on some cars from big manufacturers like Ford, Honda, Chevrolet, Hyundai, Kia, and BMW’s biggest rival, Mercedes-Benz .

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