Apple’s suite of products are designed to work in harmony with one another. For this reason, many Apple users invest in multiple devices from the brand. This way, their phones, laptops, tablets and other devices all run on the same operating systems and provide a seamless user experience.
According to MacRumors, Apple had 1.3 billion active devices across the globe in 2018. If you are one of the millions of people who use Apple products, chances are that you may be looking for a new vehicle that also supports your enthusiasm for all things Apple.
As infotainment technology in vehicles has become more sophisticated, Apple has integrated its operating system into the touchscreen displays and advanced head units that are offered in most new vehicles.
Since 2015, drivers have enjoyed an iPhone-like experience by hooking up their Apple phones to vehicles that support the CarPlay system. With CarPlay enabled, drivers can use Apple’s iOS while they drive. CarPlay supports many of the iPhone’s most popular apps, including Apple Maps, iTunes, and Siri voice controls. As many of these apps are more advanced than the standard in-house applications from automakers, CarPlay has been a feature of choice for Apple users.
If you love Apple products and are shopping for a new vehicle, here is a look at the top four vehicles that support CarPlay and other Apple features:
2019 Buick Encore
In 2019, Buick is making a big bet that it will be able to break back into the mid-sized SUV segment with its newly reimagined Encore crossover vehicle.
With it’s shorter wheelbase and luxurious exterior lines, the Encore is designed more for daily driving than off-roading in the wilderness.
On the interior, soft-touch finishes and a refined cabin are rounded out with Apple CarPlay compatibility. As an added bonus, the Encore also comes with an optional WiFi hotspot, so you can rest assured that your iPhone will always remain connected, even if your drive takes you out of cell service range.
2019 Hyundai Kona
The Hyundai Kona crossover first rolled out in 2018 and is now competing in the small SUV segment against competitors such as the Nissan Juke.
Hyundai went bold with its styling and design of the Kona in the 2019 model year. This was accomplished by outfitting this compact vehicle with an aggressive front end that will surely demand attention from other drivers on the road.
Prospective buyers will be pleased to note that the interior of the Hyundai Kona comes standard with a touchscreen infotainment system. Paired with Apple’s CarPlay functionality, the Kona is a fierce competitor for drivers who are seeking a compact ride that is still kitted out with all of the technological bells and whistles.
2019 Subaru Ascent
After the disastrous debut of the Subaru Tribeca in 2005, Subaru has finally introduced a brand new three-row vehicle to its lineup for 2019. The Subaru Ascent is the newest member of the Subaru family for 2019.
This spacious SUV is now Subaru’s flagship three-row vehicle model. From the driver’s seat, you will enjoy the advanced functionality of a 6.5-inch touchscreen, which comes standard with all Ascent models. Apple CarPlay functionality turns this touchscreen system into a giant tablet, with apps for maps, music, and more.
2019 Chevrolet Camaro
Most drivers who are shopping for a Camaro are drawn to this iconic vehicle’s impressive horsepower ratings and bold, sporty styling.
As the first major automaker to include CarPlay in its vehicles, Chevrolet has been a pioneering brand for the CarPlay system. In 2019, the iconic Camaro is now available with a touchscreen system that can be connected to CarPlay.
When you’re not syncing up your iPhone via the Camaro’s Bluetooth system, you can connect via CarPlay to use your favorite iOS features while you’re tearing up the asphalt.