On Wednesday several of Apple’s services were down for many users. The outage began aroung 5 a.m. ET and continued throughout the day.
Smart phone theft has been a huge problem for police, particularly the theft of Apple products. Apple has taken steps to help prevent this problem by introducing the new Activation Lock anti-theft system with iOS 7 to help prevent the re-use of stolen iOS devices.
We reported earlier in the week that Alpine may be planning to sell aftermarket CarPlay units in the fall and Pioneer plans to update its firmware for existing in-dash systems, now Apple’s CarPlay microsite names Alpine and Pioneer as the official suppliers of aftermarket systems. The website says “And you’ll soon be able to add CarPlay to your current car with an aftermarket system.”
Pioneer issued a press release that confirms it will update its firmware for existing in-dash systems. The company will add support for Apple’s new CarPlay tech to existing vehicles. The support will be added to Pioneers five 2014 NEX in-dash multimedia receivers through a firmware update early this summer.