Polestar Confirms Next-Gen Apple CarPlay Support is Coming

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Apple previewed its next version of CarPlay yesterday at its annual developers conference known as WWDC, showcasing a new design that supports multiple screens, widgets and more.

Many suspected this was a hint at what an operating system for a future Apple vehicle could look like. But for now, CarPlay remains a free software integration for automakers, allowing customers to easily connect their iPhone interface to their supported vehicle, either through a wired or wireless connection.

The Verge reached out to major automakers about their support for the next-generation of CarPlay. Sweden’s Polestar, which currently says it will soon bring Apple CarPlay support in June, added it would be bringing the “next generation of CarPlay” to its cars in the future.

A Stellantis spokesperson added, “This is more of an Apple operating system for automotive applications rather than a CarPlay upgrade. We have not made any announcements regarding that system.”

Earlier today, Polestar took the wraps off its Polestar 3, an upcoming electric SUV slated for this fall.

Apple said yesterday it was in talks with Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Nissan, Ford, Lincoln, Audi, Jaguar, Acura, Volvo, Honda, Renault, Infiniti and Polestar to leverage the next version of CarPlay, set to debut in 2023.

As for when Tesla will support CarPlay? The odds are looking slim, as currently, Tesla does not support Apple Music or CarPlay, as the latter would override the existing user interface. In the meantime, you could try this developer’s hack to get CarPlay in your Tesla, if you have time to set up a Raspberry Pi rig.