You own an iPhone and would like to use it more safely when you are driving your car. Therefore you are going to buy a car radio with Apple CarPlay to be installed inside the car so as to have all the applications within sight and touch. Within this new guide, we will list those that we believe are the best car radios to buy compatible with the technology developed by Apple.
Apple CarPlay: what it is and how it works
Just as defined by the giant of Cupertino, CarPlay is the smartest and safest way to use the iPhone while driving. The platform is present on many latest-generation vehicle models but can also be added to older models by purchasing a compatible stereo.
Thanks to Apple CarPlay you will be able to use the navigator to reach the desired place, make calls, send and receive messages and listen to your favorite songs by simply connecting your personal iPhone.
Furthermore, through the voice control button on the steering wheel, it is possible to activate Siri and request the desired information. Alternatively, you can use the touch screen of the car radio or the other proposed commands.
Apple CarPlay: supported iPhones
You can use bitten apple technology with many iPhone models. Find the list below:
- 6/6 Plus
- 6s/6s Plus
- 7/7 Plus
- 8/8 Plus
- XS/XS Max
Car radio: the features to consider when purchasing
As you can imagine, Apple CarPlay is present exclusively on the latest-generation car radios, so all of them are equipped with AUX, USB and micro SD inputs. Another important detail to know is that a stereo with Apple technology support must be absolutely 2 DIN type, that is the international standard of measurement for the radio compartment of the cars that practically refers to the dimensions of the stereo. In this case, the 2 DIN models offer a double height compared to the most common 1 DIN ones.
If you love listening to music via CD, you must absolutely consider the presence of a special reader to allow reading. In case you intend to play some personal music, you will need to support MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC and FLAC formats which are practically the most popular ones.
Car radio with Apple CarPlay: the best to buy
Before finding out what we think are the best car radios with Apple CarPlay to buy, we wanted to bring back the brands that currently offer systems with this integrated technology: Alpine, Clarion, JVC, Kenwood, Pioneer, and Sony.
That said, below is a list of stereo models that can be purchased on Amazon.
Products from Amazon.co.uk
- Price: £237.00Was: £269.00
- Price: £316.02Was: £449.99
- Price: £129.00Was: £229.99
- Sony XAV-AX1005DB Media Receiver (6.2 Inch, with Bluetooth and Apple CarPlay) with DAB+ Receiver - BlackPrice: £252.90Was: £260.00
- Price: £294.89Was: £429.99
- Price: £310.76Was: £449.99
- Price: £284.94Was: £399.99
- Price: £333.21Was: £399.00