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Apple’s CarPlay Rollout Has Quietly Been Pushed Back to 2015


Apple’s new in-car solution for iOS, first revealed over a year ago at WWDC, appears to be hitting delays as some car manufacturers push back release schedules into next year. Back in March when Apple officially announced availability of the feature, a handful of car companies announced that CarPlay would arrive in new models later in the year. What they didn’t tell you is that in many cases the CarPlay functionality won’t actually become available until next year. A spokesperson for Mercedes-Benz confirmed that it won’t be making its previous target of 2014 for releasing the feature in its vehicles. While Apple’s site still lists Mercedes-Benz as a partner releasing CarPlay in 2014, the company confirmed to us that the release has now been pushed back into 2015. Mercedes-Benz previously showed off the feature in its C-Class at the Geneva Motor Show, but the company said that was just a proof-of-concept and that specific models getting the feature haven’t been announced.

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Shelly Palmer is the host of Fox Television’s "Shelly Palmer Digital Living" television show about living and working in a digital world. He is Fox 5′s (WNYW-TV New York) Tech Expert and the host of United Stations Radio Network’s, MediaBytes, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment.